Petty-Manker Hall

Petty-Manker Hall (HMXGB)

Location: Athens, TN 37303 McMinn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 26.812', W 84° 35.571'

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1913 - 2000

Petty-Manker Hall was built in 1913 as a dormitory for men. It was named in honor of the Reverend J.S. Petty and the Reverend J.J. Manker, class of 1873. The four-story brick building was erected at a cost of $25,000, which was contributed by John A Patten of Chattanooga and the community of Athens.

Bricks used on the inside wall came from the Grandview Hotel building (most commonly known as the "Red Elephant"). The Grandview Hotel located on Woodward Avenue in Athens was purchased by the college in 1889. The hotel burned in July of 1907.

Petty-Manker Hall was the second and most modern dormitory for men on the Tennessee Wesleyan College campus. On the ground floor a large dining hall was located that accommodated one hundred people. Petty-Manker Hall served as a men's dormitory until the 1970's and thereafter was utilized in various ways.

This marker is placed in honor of all former residents of Petty-Manker Hall.
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 718476 N 3925263
Decimal Degrees35.44686667, -84.59285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 26.812', W 84° 35.571'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 26' 48.72" N, 84° 35' 34.26" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 372-398 Green St, Athens TN 37303, US
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