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1958 – Garry Hall

Garry Hall was created out of the eastern half of Hudson Hall to house married students and a few single women students.

Garry Hall opened in September 1958. It is believed that it was named in honor of Chief Garry of the Spokane Indians.

It was created out of the eastern side of Hudson Hall which was acquired as government surplus after WWII to house the large influx of veteran students attending college on the GI Bill.

According to Allen Ogden, who was the manager of the hall, there were seven apartments for married couples, in addition to rooms for unmarried female students. Hudson Hall at the west end of the complex continued as a men’s dormitory.

The entire complex was demolished in the late 1960s.

Building entrance with shrubs and trees
Note the second story door and ladder.
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