Excerpt from Chilhowean, 1915, Vol. 10
When the ravages of war were done, the college was re-opened, and, during the recon struction period, grew steadily. A new campus of 235 acres was secured, and in I869 is7 I three much needed buildings were erected. Philanthropists and donors enabled the fast-growing college to add to its equipment and to maintain a sufficient endowment. In I880-I884 $i was secured, while in I89I a legacy of $2i6,5 72 made possible the erection of several memorial buildings, and imparted to the college new life. Follow ing the donation of $i00,000 in i9o5 and the completion of the Forward Fund three years later, other new halls were built.
By i9oo Maryville College had already assumed the station of a modern institution. Yet in the last decade and a half, the growth has been noticeably greater than in any other period of its history. Modern equipment has been installed, new departments added and capable instructors secured. Total property valuation in I9I 3-i9i4 was and in that year there were 769 students and 40 instructors. Maryville College is now one of the strongest institutions of Tennessee and adjoining states. With little cost, it offers the most favorable Opportunities for an education. It surrounds the student with the best environment, physical, mental and moral. It is 'located at Maryville, one of the most healthful and moral towns of East Tennessee, and attracts students from every part of the country. It is an institution with a record full of divine providence, human faithfulness and college usefulness; boasting noble achievements in the past, boundless Opportunities in the present, high purpose and hope for the future.
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