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Pawling Hall Christmas Ornament Now Available

Pawling Hall Christmas Ornament Now Available

Submitted on September 17, 2018

The fifth in the limited edition series of Georgetown College Christmas ornaments is now available for purchase. The 2018 ornament is of Pawling Hall, the second building constructed on the campus.

Completed in 1844, the Greek Revival style structure was built to house male students who were studying for the Baptist ministry. It was named for the Reverend Isachar Pawling whose bequest of $20,000 helped fund its construction. Built during the presidency of Howard Malcolm, much of the work was performed by the student residents.

In the late 1960’s, Sigma Kappa members lived in the building after their house burned. Following much remodeling and with additions through the years, Pawling Hall now houses classrooms and offices for students and professors of English, history, philosophy, religion, political science, and classics.

Boxed for gifting or storing, the ornament may be purchased on campus during Homecoming on Sept. 29. It will be available at the Alumni Relations tent which will be located in the Mills Residence Quad on south campus Saturday morning. Or it may be ordered online using a credit card at If picked up, the price is $22. If shipped, the price is $25. Price includes Kentucky sales tax.

Previous ornaments in the series have been of Giddings Hall, John L. Hill Chapel, and the original Rucker Hall. The 2017 ornament depicted the GC Tiger.

For more information, contact Laura Owsley, Director of Alumni Relations, via email,, or phone 502-863-8007.

Proceeds benefit the campus beautification fund which was established to sustain the excellence of GC’s landscaping and to make future improvements. The fund is administered by a committee of students, faculty, staff, and alumni under the leadership of Carolyn Greene, Georgetown College’s First Lady.

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