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Students help move furnishings into Monmouth College’s new Rotary Hall in November 1946. Because it was built on a hillside, the front of the building was one story, but the rear encompassed two stories.

Rotary Club helped build Monmouth’s long-forgotten dormitory

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Rotary Hall’s first residents were forced to live in the gymnasium for the first eight weeks of the fall 1946 semester, until the new building was finished enough to allow occupants.
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Taken looking northwest from North 7th Street when Fulton Hall was under construction in 1950, this photo shows the back of Rotary Hall before it was incorporated into the new dormitory.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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