Gailor Memorial Dining Hall; a dining hall and dormitory dedicated to Thomas Frank Gailor

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Legacies Classification
Memorial Structure
Memorial Type
Named Building
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Title
Gailor Memorial Dining Hall; a dining hall and dormitory dedicated to Thomas Frank Gailor
Background and Context
Dedicated 10 June 1953, the building memorializing the Rt. Rev. Thomas Frank Gailor, Episcopal Bishop of Tennessee and long-time chancellor of the University of the South, served as campus dormitory and refectory. The construction cost was $600,000. Bishop Gailor (1856-1935) was a powerful figure in the national Episcopal Church and an outspoken and influential defender of racial hierarchies of white supremacy and white people's paternalistic responsibility for maintaining racial order and harmony. In 2005, Gailor Hall became the Gailor Center for Literature and Languages after an extensive renovation that replaced the refectory and dormitory rooms with offices and classrooms.
Physical Description
Constructed in the Collegiate Gothic style with an exterior of mountain sandstone.
Date created, installed or dedicated
10 June 1953
Date Modified
2005
Location: Institution, City, State
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