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Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Administration Building

 
 
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By Brian Scott, February 17, 2013
1. Administration Building Marker
Inscription.
By 1922, it was evident the college could no longer get along without a central office building. Furthermore, additional dormitory space was needed. The administration Building or ADM, as it was called, was made possible by gifts from Mrs. R.W. Belo. The cost of construction was $10,000. Richard and Evelyn Forrest had met the Belos while visiting friends in Orlando, Florida.

At the time of her husband's death in 1919, Mrs. Belo decided to give the money to the school as an annuity. She lived off its interest - $50.00 a month - until her death in 1930. Rev. Forrest decided to erect a cement block building, instead of a wood-frame structure.

A group of Toccoa Falls students hand-poured the blocks. Kelly Barnes was included in this group of student laborers. He later became superintendent of the Institute. All the materials as well as the framing for the building came through the school's lumber mill. The work was done, as was customary, with a small force of men supplemented by student help.

This historical marker is placed in honor of the Centennial Celebration 1907-2007. Donated in memory of Troy Damron (1944) by the "Big 8" (HS 1948-1951).
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. 34° 35.6′ N, 83° 
Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 17, 2013
2. Administration Building Marker
21.45′ W. Marker is in Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is on Bandy Drive, on the left 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. The Tents (here, next to this marker); Woerner World Missions Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Dining Hall & Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); LeTourneau Hall (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); Earl Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); G.I. Hill & The Steel Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 17, 2013
3. Administration Building Marker
 
 
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 230 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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