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Auburn in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wittel Dormitory

 
 
Wittel Dormitory Marker (Now Missing) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 12, 2013
1. Wittel Dormitory Marker (Now Missing)
Inscription. Wittel Dormitory has long been admired as one of Auburnís most significant examples of classic nineteenth-century design. Built in the early 1900ís by Samuel S. Wittel to house professional women, it also served as a home for three generations of the Wittel family. After World War II enrollment at the Polytechnic Institute, which is now Auburn University, rose dramatically and Wittel became Auburnís first dormitory for college women. The original structure features copper roof details, wood floors throughout, silver plate applied to the front entrance ceilings and Auburnís first elevator.
 
Erected 1999 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Auburn Heritage Association.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 36.236′ N, 85° 28.788′ W. Marker was in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker was at the intersection of South Gay Street and East Thach Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Gay Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 205 South Gay Street, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Auburn University Chapel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel
Missing Wittel Dormitory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 22, 2015
2. Missing Wittel Dormitory Marker
Appears to have been vandalized and removed.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Desegregation at Auburn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn WWI Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lathe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn - Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .  Auburn Heritage Association historic markers. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Missing marker looking north on South Gay Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 22, 2015
3. Missing marker looking north on South Gay Street.
Wittel Dormitory image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 12, 2013
4. Wittel Dormitory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 14, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 14, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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