Center for Honors Program
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President George Williard's expansion of the campus included construction of a new residence for the President. This structure was the second building built on the Heidelberg Campus. Williard (1868-1890) was the first of six presidents: John A. Peters (1890-1901), Charles E. Miller (1902-1937), Clarence F. Josephson (1937-1945), Nevin C. Harner (1945-1947) and William T. Wickham (1948-1969), to live in this house. This was the only president's residence to be located on the campus.
Presently the building is used as a study area, student lounge, and as administrative offices for Heidelberg's Honors Program.
The structure still reflects its use as a residence, as it contains a number of parlor and bedroom sized rooms. The original exterior is intact, although a frame addition is attached to the rear. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Tarr, Blair, and Barbara Howe. President's House [Heidelberg College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1979.
Williams, E. I. F. Heidelberg: Democratic Christian College, 1850-1950. Menasha, WI: George Banta Publishing Company, 1952.