Stillman College nets $500K grant for building renovation


By WVUA 23 News Reporter Daniel Tomas

Stillman College is getting $500,000 to help renovate one of the oldest buildings remaining on its campus.

Winsborough Hall, which is currently vacant and was built in 1922, was once a dorm for students. The money is coming thanks to the U.S. National Park Service‘s History of Equal Rights grant and will help revitalize Stillman’s Historic District into what college leaders are calling The Winsborough Hall Living and Learning Center.

The new building will be a residential center for active seniors and will also serve a variety of campus and community needs.

“It was once a women’s dorm,” said Stillman Institutional Advancement Vice President Luanne Baker. “Now we are going to revitalize it to become a living-learning center to serve not only our students and their academic pursuits but to provide assisted living to active seniors in the Tuscaloosa and West Alabama areas.”

The total cost of the project will be around $11 million.

You can learn more about the project right here.

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