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HISTORY OF WELLER HALL

Weller Hall

Weller Hall opened in 1960 and housed 150 freshman and sophomore students.

Weller Hall was named for Annie Weller who served Eastern from 1903 to 1940. She was born in 1874 and graduated from the University of Chicago. Miss Weller taught geography and was head of the Geography Department for many years. At the building’s dedication ceremony, the Dean of Instruction said, “Annie Weller – the words ‘animated’ and ‘radiant’ belong to her. Hundreds of alumni would testify that the words ‘beloved teacher’ describe her without exaggeration.” Miss Weller passed away on August 4, 1962 at her retirement home in Charleston.

Weller Hall’s construction cost $530,000.

 

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