1920 Board of Visitors' minutes indicate that one of two building purchased at Penniman was to be moved from Penniman and relocated to campus for use as a men's dormitory. In 1921 the hotel at Penniman was bought to be moved to campus behind the Dining Hall. One wing was used for the Biology Department as 5 laboratories and 1 lecture room. Another wing housed a 150-student dining hall to be connected with the kitchen via a covered passageway. 1921--Hotel at Penniman bought and will be moved to campus, erected back of Dining Hall. A third wing was for a 50-student dormitory.
In 1924 the second floor of the Penniman Building was converted into a freshman dining hall.
The Penniman Building was destroyed by fire on June 18, 1925.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary
- "The Romance and Renaissance of the College of William and Mary in Virginia," Endowment Association, 1924. One of the War Barrack Dormitories, p. 14; aerial photo p. 16; temporary galvanized iron science hall, p. 21.
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