Hill was built in 1879, and in its early years, it held classrooms and
In 1922 a power plant was added at the rear of
The university catalog of 1929 noted that Hill housed the administrative offices of the
The opening, in 1970, of the Meyer Hall of Science allowed the biology, physics and mathematics departments to leave Hill. Their place was taken by the Dept. of Business Admin. & Economics and the History & Political. Science Dept.
During the summer of 1986, the recently-established
Uo to 2003, the building’s basement was occupied by the university print shop, the first floor by the Sociology and Psychology Dept. and the second floor by the History, Political Science and Criminal Justice Dept.
Biography of John Wesley Hill
John Wesley Hill was born in January 1831 in
At an early age, Hill recounted how he felt drawn to preaching and practiced by addressing the trees in the forest surrounding the family farm. Although he began his career in the United Brethren, he converted to Methodism after some fourteen years. He married Frances Emma Graham December 30, 1853 with whom he had three children. Rev. Hill married Elizabeth Hughes, a school teacher at
During his career as an itinerant preacher, which spanned more than fifty years, he became a clergyman of considerable renown, preaching in