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ABAC King Hall's interior renovations complete

King Hall built in 1939 (Source: WALB) King Hall built in 1939 (Source: WALB)
First floor classroom in King Hall (Source: WALB) First floor classroom in King Hall (Source: WALB)
David Bridges, ABAC President (Source: WALB) David Bridges, ABAC President (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has reopened one of its oldest buildings.

David Bridges, ABAC President, said King Hall will now be the Dean of Arts and Sciences office, English and Communication faculty offices, and classrooms.

It is on the college's main quad. Built in 1939, it was once the library. 

Bridges said this was the last "historic" building to be updated on campus. 

And Bridges' goal was to keep the original bricks on the building exterior. 

"It's quite a task sometimes in these old buildings to preserve the history of the building and make it useful in a contemporary way," explained Bridges. "It's just a real challenge sometimes. But in this particular building we've been able to do that really well."

King Hall was named after George King a former president of ABAC. 

The renovations cost $1.8 million and took about six months to complete.

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