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Stephen B. Luce Hall at the Naval War College in Newport

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Luce Hall at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island is named after Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, the founder and first president of the Naval War College.[1] It was the first purpose-built building for the college, completed in 1892 in a Flemish architectural style.

Luce Hall served as the main administrative building for the Naval War College from 1892 until 1974. It originally housed officers’ quarters, classrooms, library, and administration. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

U.S. Naval War College Luce Hall

Photo of the U.S. Naval War College Luce Hall on Naval Station Newport, R.I., May 20, 2020. U.S. Navy Photo by Jaima Fogg/Released


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Rear Admiral Luce established the Naval War College in 1884, recognizing the need for an institution dedicated to advanced study of warfare and naval tactics.[3] His vision laid the foundation for over a century of professional military education at the college.[3]

Sources
[1] Luce Hall – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luce_Hall
[2] Naval War College – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_War_College
[3] History & Campus – U.S. Naval War College https://usnwc.edu/About/History-and-Campus
[4] The Naval War College, 1946 | Proceedings https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/1946/october/naval-war-college-1946
[5] Naval Namesakes: Luce Avenue http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com/2011/07/naval-namesakes-luce-avenue.html

Stephen B. Luce Hall at the Naval War College in Newport (March 31, 2023)

Jim Luce
Jim Lucehttps://stewardshipreport.org/
Raising, Supporting & Educating Young Global Leaders through Orphans International Worldwide (www.orphansinternational.org), the J. Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org), and The Stewardship Report (www.stewardshipreport.org). Jim is also founder and president of the New York Global Leaders Lions Club.

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