Historic Markers Across Georgia

Walter Berhard Hill Hall

Marker ID: GHS 25-8
Location: Alexis Circle, Savannah St. University, Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 1.37208    W 081° 3.4509
  32.022868    -81.05751
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME3D3
Walter Berhard Hill Hall Marker  


This is the oldest remaining building on the Savannah State University campus. It was constructed in 1901 by the students and faculty of then Georgia State Industrial College during the administration of the college´s first president, Richard R. Wright, Sr. It is named for the chancellor of the University of Georgia at that time. President William Howard Taft visited Hill Hall in 1912 and African American soldiers trained here during World War I. The building has served as a dormitory, library, classroom and administrative building, student center, book store, and post office.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and

2001.6 Savannah State University National Alumni Association 25-8


Walter Berhard Hill Hall