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Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Petty-Manker Hall

1913 - 2000

 
 
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By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. Petty-Manker Hall Marker
Inscription. 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 menís dormitory until the 1970ís and thereafter was utilized in various ways.

This marker is placed in honor of all former residents of Petty-Manker Hall.

 
Location. 35° 26.812′ N, 84° 35.571′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker can be reached from Green Street (Tennessee Route 30) south of Forrest Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 443 Green St, Athens TN 37303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Petty-Manker Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
2. Petty-Manker Hall Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Nocatula Legend (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee Wesleyan College (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Athens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Cleage (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Tyler Morgan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Harry Thomas Burn (approx. 5.3 miles away); Niota Depot (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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