Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
By 1917, it was obvious the girls needed a larger dormitory than Sunshine Cottage. Acting on faith, Rev. Forrest broke ground for a two-story building for a girl's dormitory. There was no money - not even ten dollars - to begin construction. The next day after the groundbreaking ceremonies, Rev. Forrest left for Los Angeles to preach at a convention. He kept praying to meet a man named Lyman Stewart, the president of the Union Oil Company and the person who had given a great deal of money to start the Bible Institute of Los Angeles.
As only God can do, He allowed Richard Forrest to not only meet Lyman Stewart but to become close friends with him. That same year, Mr. Stewart donated the full amount needed to build Stewart Hall ($4,500). The lumber used for this building was cut and milled on the Toccoa Falls campus. The new building was named the Ella M. Stewart Dormitory in honor of Mr. Stewart's wife. In Achieving the Impossible with God, Dr. Forrest said, "When the girls moved in, they were thrilled. everything was so pretty and clean. There were white beds and bedspreads to match in all the rooms. Many prayers went up to God for his goodness and Mr. Stewart's kindness."
This historical marker is placed in honor of the Centennial Celebration 1907-2007. Donated by Ralph (1974) and Judy (Grover, 1969)
Erected 2007 by Ralph and Judy Rollins.
Location. 34° 35.583′ N, 83° 21.467′ W. Marker is in Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is on Bandy Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toccoa GA 30577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dining Hall & Chapel (here, next to this marker); Woerner World Missions Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest Hall - Ball Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul & Mary Williams Memorial Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tents (within shouting distance of this marker); Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); LeTourneau Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bandy Music Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ring Music Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
Also see . . .
1. Lyman Stewart. Lyman Stewart (1840–1923) was a U.S. businessman and co-founder of Union Oil, which eventually became Unocal. (Submitted on April 12, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Biola University (formerly the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. Biola University is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts university located in La Mirada, in the U.S. state of California. (Submitted on April 12, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 329 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.