Built in 1913, Anderson Hall served as the main administration building until Tigert Hall was completed in 1950. The building was known as "Language Hall" until 1949, when it was renamed in honor of Dr. James Nesbitt Anderson, the first Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Anderson earned his Ph.D. in Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit from Johns Hopkins and served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1909 to 1938. The building faces the campus's central entrance and features a beautiful entrance with an ornate staircase.
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