Forrest Hall - Ball Field

Forrest Hall - Ball Field (HM179C)

Location: Toccoa Falls, GA 30598 Stephens County
Buy Georgia State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 34° 35.6', W 83° 21.483'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 200 views
Inscription
When the school purchased a cow in 1912, Ora Frost, the first student to enroll at the Toccoa Falls site, was enlisted to do the milking. At first, Evelyn Forrest joined in to help her, but soon other students volunteered for the job. The cow was milked outside - even in the rain and without shelter. Later a small cowshed was constructed to protect the Institute's first cow. The Forrest's goal was to build a school that was self-sustaining, especially when it came to the supply of food.

The land where Forrest Hall now stands was graded for a recreation field. Students played baseball at this location along with basketball. Tennis and volleyball were played on the area below where the administration building now stands. There also was a natural spring and well house on this location - the Institute's main source for water following the Haddock Inn fire. Every November at Thanksgiving, the collage celebrated Founder's Day with a large barbeque on this field. Kelly Barnes along with Dr. and Mrs. Forrest gathered the students for lunch and a time of fun.

It was on this day in 1961 that ground breaking for Forrest Hall took place. The new men's dormitory was constructed in phases or wings. After the completion of A wing, school officials immediately began plans to build B wing, which was completed in 1964. The dorm provided housing for 144 students. For the first time in the school's history, there was adequate housing for the men students. However, there remained a shortage of rooms for the women. Therefore, the rooms next to the resident supervisor's apartment, which could be easily closed off from the rest of the building, were designated for the overflow of young women.

This historical marker is placed in honor of the Centennial Celebration 1907-2007. Donated by Wayne (1969) and Donna Gardner. Wayne served as the sixth president of Toccoa Falls College.
Details
HM NumberHM179C
Tags
Year Placed2007
Placed ByWayne and Donna Gardner
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:53pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 283743 N 3830474
Decimal Degrees34.59333333, -83.35805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.6', W 83° 21.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 36.00" N, 83° 21' 28.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-110 Bandy Dr, Toccoa Falls GA 30598, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?