Dining Hall & Chapel

Dining Hall & Chapel (HM17NM)

Location: Toccoa Falls, GA 30598 Stephens County
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N 34° 35.583', W 83° 21.467'

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One morning after breakfast at Staley Cottage, Richard Forrest came down to what is now the center of campus. In 1914, with a brier hook and an ax, he cleared a spot for a permanent dining room and kitchen. Then everyone assembled in the opening for prayer. With the Forrest in the lead, faculty, staff, and students held hands and marched around the clearing, claiming it in the name of the Lord for a dining room. The money came one week at a time until the dining room and kitchen were built. The students did most of the labor, aided by a friend from Atlanta, who was a builder. After this building was completed work began on the second structure, which would house the chapel. It was completed in 1918. However, the upper story of classrooms and offices remained unfinished due to the lack of funds until 1920. Finally, Mrs. Forrest decided something had to be done, and she knew God had the answer. She led the students and faculty in a prayer service that concluded with a walk of faith over the unfinished flooring. A few weeks later, the Forrests received a check from Mrs. Lyman Stewart with a note attached: "For the new chapel."

"What exciting times there were," wrote Evelyn Forrest, "times of great faith."

This historical marker is placed in honor of the Centennial Celebration 1907-2007. Donated by the Toccoa Falls Academy Class of 1971.
HM NumberHM17NM
Year Placed2007
Placed ByToccoa Falls Academy Class of 1971
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 283766 N 3830442
Decimal Degrees34.59305000, -83.35778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.583', W 83° 21.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 34.98" N, 83° 21' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 Bandy Dr, Toccoa Falls GA 30598, US
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