William M. Wightman Residence Hall; a residence hall named for William M. Wightman

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Memorial Structure
Memorial Type
Named Building
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Title
William M. Wightman Residence Hall; a residence hall named for William M. Wightman
Background and Context
The college planned for a new residence hall and dining room in the mid-1950s, and the board of trustees decided to name the structure in honor of Wofford's founding president, William Wightman. After its demolition, the college used the Wightman name on a newer residence hall.
Physical Description
This four-story brick structure, completed in 1958, had a dining room and lounge on the ground floor and kitchen in the basement, with three floors of 60 student residence hall rooms above. The rooms were arranged in suites, with 4 rooms surrounding a bathroom. Each room opened onto an exterior balcony. When a new dining facility opened in 1969, the main floor was renovated to a canteen and bookstore, and later, to additional housing. The building remained in use until 1998, and in 1999, it was demolished to make way for an expanded science hall.
Date created, installed or dedicated
1958
Funded by
Wofford College
Location: Institution, City, State
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