Structural History of UT Martin

Name(s) of Buildings: E-F Dormitory; Ellington Residence Hall


Construction Dates: 1966-1967

Cost: $1,747,669

Brief History:

Ellington Hall was third structure on campus to repeat the double-Y dormitory design. Construction began in the spring of 1966. By the fall of 1967, the building was completed and was ready to house 528 students. It was officially named Ellington Hall on April 17, 1969 in honor of Governor Buford Ellington. It still serves as a single-students' residence hall.


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With the official opening on June 9, 1995, the library expanded to 120,000 square feet, and the renovation included space for a Special Collections area, a Media Center, and group study space.

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