Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
G.I. Hill & The Steel Buildings
During World War II, more than 500 former TFI students enlisted or were drafted into the military. After the war, many of these young men returned to the school to complete their education. The need for married students housing became an immediate necessity. In 1946, fifteen cottages and ten mobile homes, which had been declared surplus by the government, were purchased and moved to the campus to provide housing for married G.I.s, who were enrolling in record numbers. The terraces where these cottages were built were called "Memorial Terrace." However, the name was soon changed to "G.I. Hill." In the early 1900s, the first buildings.
In 1938, with the influx of students due to the N.Y.A. (National Youth Administration) program on campus, 60 male students were living in tents until dormitory space could be provided. In 1939, R.G. LeTourneau, who owned the LeTourneau plant in Toccoa, provided the solution by donating five steel dormitories to the Institute. Each building housed 24 students and a staff supervisor. By the early 1950s the building were remodeled to provide larger dorm rooms. Up until the 1990s they housed classrooms, the post office, archives, and Christian Service offices.
This historical marker is placed in honor of the Centennial Celebration 1907-2007. Donated in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs.
Erected 2007 by Children and Family of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Gregory, Sr.
Location. 34° 35.633′ N, 83° 21.483′ W. Marker is in Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker can be reached from Chapel 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. The Bell (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); The Tents (within shouting distance of this marker); Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); LeTourneau Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dining Hall & Chapel (about 300 feet away); Stewart Hall (about 300 feet away); Woerner World Missions Center (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.