William Carey's Tatum Court gets demolished

April 3, 2017


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - William Carey's administrative and oldest building, Tatum court was demolished Monday, leaving many people pondering about the memories they had while working inside that building.

Executive vice president provost, Scott Hummel said, "A very sad day for not only me, but for the entire Carey family because it has represented so much to us. Much more than just a historical building and a structure. And, so we very much hate to lose this symbol that has been the iconic image of William Carey for over 100 years."


Classes were also taught at Tatum Court along with mentorship to students.


A new Tatum Court will be built towards the central part of campus.


"It will have a strong historical resemblance to Tatum Court. And, we're also planning to build a memorial," said Hummel.


Hummel said the new Tatum Court will open in the summer of 2018.


Hummel also said they will use the space where the old Tatum Court was located for future expansion.

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