Gillespie Hall

Gillespie Hall (HM29B7)

Location: Williamsburg, KY 40769 Whitley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 44.268', W 84° 9.861'

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Originally Johnson Hall, it was renamed Gillespie Hall in 1995. Built in 1893 and dedicated on February 11, 1894, in memory of William James Johnson, college's first president. Girls occupied the hall for first year; boys occupied the hall from second year to 1913; then reoccupied by girls. Served as cafeteria for school until 1958. Presented by Cumberland College.

(Reverse) Gillespie Hall - In 1913, Johnson Hall enlarged by a gift from Dr. Ancil Gatliff at a cost of $20,000. In Feb. 1929, a two-story home economics building annexed to Johnson Hall as a gift from Mrs. Florida E. Gatliff. Building renovated in 1994-95 and renamed Gillespie Hall in honor of Charles Gillespie of Midland, Texas, friend and supporter. Presented by Cumberland College.
HM NumberHM29B7
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 753198 N 4069535
Decimal Degrees36.73780000, -84.16435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.268', W 84° 9.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 16.08" N, 84° 9' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 742 Main St, Williamsburg KY 40769, US
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