October 22, 2001
In 1963, the State Board of Education began issuing revenue bonds to meet a particular need at Austin Peay. What was that need?
Answer: Student housing. It became so pressing that the Board issued bonds for the construction of "domiciliary" facilities. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds were used to erect the George M. Rawlins, Jr. Hall for men, the Patrick Henry Cross Hall for men, John and Valentine Sevier Halls for women and Emerald Hill apartments No. 2 and No. 3. The structures added 655 rooms or apartments.