G.I. Hill & The Steel Buildings

G.I. Hill & The Steel Buildings (HM17R2)

Location: Toccoa, GA 30577 Stephens County
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N 34° 35.633', W 83° 21.483'

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During World War II, more than 500 former TFI students enlisted or were drafted into the military. After the war, many of these young men returned to the school to complete their education. The need for married students housing became an immediate necessity. In 1946, fifteen cottages and ten mobile homes, which had been declared surplus by the government, were purchased and moved to the campus to provide housing for married G.I.s, who were enrolling in record numbers. The terraces where these cottages were built were called "Memorial Terrace." However, the name was soon changed to "G.I. Hill." In the early 1900s, the first buildings.

In 1938, with the influx of students due to the N.Y.A. (National Youth Administration) program on campus, 60 male students were living in tents until dormitory space could be provided. In 1939, R.G. LeTourneau, who owned the LeTourneau plant in Toccoa, provided the solution by donating five steel dormitories to the Institute. Each building housed 24 students and a staff supervisor. By the early 1950s the building were remodeled to provide larger dorm rooms. Up until the 1990s they housed classrooms, the post office, archives, and Christian Service offices.

This historical marker is placed in honor of the Centennial Celebration 1907-2007. Donated in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Gregory, Sr., by children and family.
HM NumberHM17R2
Year Placed2007
Placed ByChildren and Family of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Gregory, Sr
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 283744 N 3830535
Decimal Degrees34.59388333, -83.35805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.633', W 83° 21.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 37.98" N, 83° 21' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 299 Kincaid Dr, Toccoa GA 30577, US
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