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Galen L. Stone Hall 1927

 
 
Galen L. Stone Hall 1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
1. Galen L. Stone Hall 1927 Marker
Inscription. Built in 1927 and dedicated in honor of Galen Stone, by far Palmer's largest contributor, this building was the school's dormitory for girls. In 1950 Stone Hall suffered a disastrous fire. By the following fall, however, after a whirlwind campaign by Brown, it had been completely renovated.

Stone Hall is perhaps the building most remembered by Palmer students. In addition to dormitory rooms it also contained a beauty salon; offices; guest room; matron room with bath; and lounge, television, guest, and sick rooms. During the 1940s Stone Hall housed between 125 and 140 girls.

 
Location. 36° 4.025′ N, 79° 37.3′ W. Marker is in Sedalia, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker can be reached from Burlington Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown historic site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6136 Burlington Road, Sedalia NC 27342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kimball Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); McLean House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palmer Memorial Institute (about
Galen L. Stone Hall 1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
2. Galen L. Stone Hall 1927 Marker
300 feet away); Athletic Field (about 400 feet away); Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown (about 500 feet away); In Memory of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown (about 500 feet away); Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1883 - 1961 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedalia.
 
Also see . . .  Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site. (Submitted on August 16, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Galen L. Stone Hall 1927 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
3. Galen L. Stone Hall 1927 Marker
Stone Hall was home to Palmer's female students. image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
4. Stone Hall was home to Palmer's female students.
View of Stone Hall after the fire of 1950. image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
5. View of Stone Hall after the fire of 1950.
In less than a year, the girls' home was completely rebuilt.
Galen L. Stone contributed over $500,000 to the development and growth of Palmer Memorial Institute. image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
6. Galen L. Stone contributed over $500,000 to the development and growth of Palmer Memorial Institute.
Senior girls slept two to a room, while others slept as many as four to a room. image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
7. Senior girls slept two to a room, while others slept as many as four to a room.
There were many clubs at Palmer. Pictured above is Stone Hall's student council. image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 4, 2011
8. There were many clubs at Palmer. Pictured above is Stone Hall's student council.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 16, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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