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In 1930, the Galloway Hall standing today replaced the original Galloway Hall building, constructed by Tougaloo students in 1907. Both were named in honor of Bishop Charles B. Galloway, a Tougaloo College trustee. The U-shaped, two-story building with a garden level basement features a central portico with a front-facing gable ornamented with a decorative plaster motif and Greek key moldings under the eaves. Three arches separated by brick pilasters form this portico. The two pavilions on the eastern and western ends have brick quoins on the corners. Four of the second floor windows have wrought-iron window balcony ornamentation.
Galloway Hall served originally as a men's dormitory and eventually as a ladies dormitory with classrooms on the basement level until 1994, when it was closed for renovation. This renovation was only limited to some moderate structural and exterior repairs and the building remained mostly vacant for several years. Presently, the garden level floor is utilized for classroom space while the main level of the structure is being converted into administration and support offices. Overall, the building requires additional structural, functional, and cosmetic upgrades.
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