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Park Hall
The University of Georgia

Park Hall
The University of Georgia

“When I was commissioned by the Classics Department to make a painting of Park Hall, the front lawn was about to be renovated with new sidewalks and brick walls. Pictures were taken before and after construction. Their final decision was to have a rendition of Park before renovation to show the lawn. I fondly remember hanging out on this lawn when attending English classes in the late 70’s.” 

Park Hall, along with Baldwin Hall and LeConte Hall, was constructed in 1939 by the Public Works Administration as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Located to the southwest of the Main Library, this colonial-style building has, as a prominent decorative feature, a cupola which rises through the center of its three stories and is floodlighted from the inside. Park Hall was named for Robert Emory Park, head of the English Department for many years. Today the building and an annex built in 1970 houses the departments of Classics and English.