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Georgia College History: Chappell Hall

Chappell Hall Today

Chappell Hall

Chappell Hall ca. 1907

Chappell Hall Completed

History

Chappell Hall was constructed in 1963 on the site of an earlier and much more elegant Chappell (1907) that had deteriorated. The current Chappell houses a multitude of campus agencies. Both Chappells were named for our first president – J. Harris Chappell. Chappell (1850-1906) introduced a strong, liberal arts component into the curriculum of Georgia Normal & Industrial College, the major purpose of which had been to train young women to be clerks, secretaries and teachers. 

By Dr. Bob Wilson, University Historian