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Georgia College History: Porter Hall

Porter Hall Today

Porter Fine Arts Building

Porter Hall 1938

Porter Hall Under Construction

History

The Music and Theater Building facing Wilkinson St. was constructed in 1939 over and around a 1912 steam plant, partly with Public Works Administration money and partly by funds from a bequest by Louisa Porter Gilmer Minis of Savannah. Mrs. Minis wished the building to be named for her great-uncle, Anthony Porter, a wealthy Savannah planter and merchant, who had once served as secretary to Gov. David Brydie Mitchell.

By Dr. Bob Wilson, University Historian