Structural History of UT Martin

Name(s) of Buildings: C-D Dormitory; Peay Hall


Construction Dates: 1965-1966

Cost: $1,709,623

Brief History:

Construction of a dormitory building similar to McCord Hall was initiated in spring of 1965 and completed prior to the fall term of the following year. It was designed on the double-Y pattern as well and housed 528 students. First called the C-D Dormitory, it was officially renamed Austin Peay Hall on April 17, 1969, in honor of Governor Austin Peay. The structure continues to serve as a dormitory today.


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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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