“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Frostburg State University Student Government Association Historical Markers

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By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 12, 2022
Allegany Hall
1 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Allegany Hall
In 1927, construction began for an auditorium-gymnasium and central heating plant. This building was officially named Allegany Hall in 1951 in honor of the institution's host county, and was eventually incorporated into the Guild Center complex in . . . Map (db m199903) HM
2 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Allen Hall
In 1957 Wendell D. Allen Residence Hall for men was completed. This building was named for the member of the State Board of Education who served in 1935, 1942, 1949, and 1956, and served as Board President 1952 - 1957.Map (db m134380) HM
3 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Brady Health Center
In 1965, Brady Health Center was completed. This building was named for Angela Brady, graduate of State Normal School #2 at Frostburg and faculty member for 30 years.Map (db m152822) HM
4 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Chesapeake Hall
In 1970, Chesapeake Dining Hall was completed. This building was named after the Chesapeake Bay.Map (db m134534) HM
5 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Cook Chapel
In 1963, Cook chapel was completed. It was located in the former dining room of Frost Hall and named for Carrie Edith Ricketts Cook, an English Instructor, who taught from 1925 to 1937.Map (db m134384) HM
6 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Cumberland Hall
In 1986, Cumberland Residence Hall was completed. This hall was named for the closest major city to Frostburg.Map (db m134531) HM
7 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Dunkle Hall
In 1970, Dunkle Hall was completed. This building was named for John L. Dunkle, Principal and President of Normal School #2 at Frostburg State Teachers College from 1923 - 1944.Map (db m134528) HM
8 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Elisabeth Hitchens Administration Building
In 1978, the Administration Building opened. This building was dedicated in 1982 as the Elisabeth Hitchens Administration building to honor a 40-year employee of the College. Hitchins was the institution's first registrar (1934) and the first . . . Map (db m134389) HM
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9 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Faculty Hall
In 1913, a new gymnasium and elementary school were completed. It was demolished in 1985.Map (db m134381) HM
10 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Frampton Hall
In 1965, the Jerome Frampton, Jr., library was completed. This building was named for the President of the State Board of Education.Map (db m134527) HM
11 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Frost Hall
In 1919, Frost Hall opened. Named for Catherine Frost, the daughter-in-law of the founder of Frostburg, this was the first residence hall and was designated for Women.Map (db m134386) HM
12 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Fuller House
In 1968, Fuller House was acquired by the college. This building is the former residence of William Fuller, grandson of one of Old Main's builders.Map (db m134387) HM
13 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Gunter Hall
In 1960, Gunter Hall opened as the new student center. Named for William A. Gunter, local attorney and former president of both the State Board of College Trustees and State Board of Education, this building originally housed a dining hall, snack . . . Map (db m134378) HM
14 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Lewis J. Ort Library
In 1976, the library opened as the fourth location for institutional book holdings. In 1990, this building was named as the Lewis J. Ort Library to honor local business man and philanthropist.Map (db m134529) HM
15 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Lowndes Hall
In 1954 Lowndes Hall was completed. This building was named for two members of the Lowndes family - Lloyd, former governor of Maryland, and his son Taster, former President of the Maryland Board of Education.Map (db m134530) HM
16 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Nelson P. Guild Center
The Nelson P. Guild Human Resources Center opened in 1986, incorporating several existing buildings: Alleghany Hall, the second Laboratory School, and Garrett Hall. The Center is named for Dr. Nelson P. Guild, sixth president of the University . . . Map (db m134526) HM
17 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Old Main
Ground was broken for Old Main on June 27, 1899. It was completed in 1900. This building was originally known as the Normal School. The colloquial use of the phrase "Old Main" was confirmed with the building's dedication in 1957.Map (db m134383) HM
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18 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Performing Arts Center
In 1994, the Performing Arts Center was completed.Map (db m152823) HM
19 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Public Safety Building
In 1983, the Public Safety Building opened. This building was formerly the Lincoln School, a public school for African-American students.Map (db m134385) HM
20 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Pullen Hall
Pullen Hall, opened in 1959, is named for Dr. Thomas G. Pullen, Jr., State Superintendent of Schools. The building originally served as the third location of the laboratory elementary school and now houses various student service departments.Map (db m134388) HM
21 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Simpson Hall
In 1957, I. Jewell Simpson Residence Hall for women was completed. This building was named for the State Supervisor of Elementary Schools who served as the Assistant State Superintendent of Schools for Elementary Instruction.Map (db m134379) HM
22 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Sowers Hall
In 1965, Lowell Martin Sowers, Sr., Residence Hall for men was completed. This building was named for the college science professor who taught from 1950 - 1961.Map (db m134525) HM
23 Maryland, Allegany County, Frostburg — Westminster Hall
In 1972, Westminster Residence Hall was completed. The building was named by popular student vote.Map (db m134533) HM
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