National Historic Landmark
-- Elkins, West Virginia -- Randolph County
Senator Stephen Benton Elkins named his home "Halliehurst" in honor of his wife, Hallie Davis Elkins. The baronial residence overlooking Elkins, West Virginia, was designed by New York City architect Charles T. Mott in the Shingle Style and features elaborate towers, turrets, dormers and chimneys. Hallie's father, Senator Henry Gassaway Davis built his mansion, "Graceland," on an adjacent estate. Elkins served as Secretary of War under President Benjamin Harrison and as U.S. Senator from West Virginia from 1895 until his death in 1911. His widow deeded Halliehurst and 60 adjoining acres to Davis & Elkins College in 1923, providing the instution space needed for new campus buildings.