Holloway Hall - West Virginia Wesleyan College
Built in 1963, the same year as the Benedum Campus Community Center opened, this dormatory was named for Bishop Fred Garrigus Holloway.
Backstory and Context
A dormitory for female students, this building also has a suite of rooms in the basement which are the homes for sororities.
The churches in the area of West Virginia were part of the Baltimore Conference for a long time. Then part of the Western Pennsylvania Conference. In 1960, West Virginia became its own conference! Bishop Holloway was the first Bishop of this Conference.
The New York Times Archives wrote an obituary of Bishop Holloway when he died in 1988.
Bishop Fred G. Holloway, the first bishop of the West Virginia Area of the Methodist Church, died here Wednesday after a long illness. He was 90 years old.
The Methodist churches in West Virginia, most of which were in rural areas, were under the jurisdiction of Pittsburgh until 1960 when the national church voted to make West Virginia a separate area. There were 200,000 Methodists in the state when Mr. Holloway was named bishop.
In February 1965, Mr. Holloway announced that the 1,600 white Methodist churches and the 25 Negro Methodist churches in West Virginia would be united under a common administration. West Virginia was one of the first states to make the plans public to combine the two groups.
Mr. Holloway also served as president of Western Maryland College from 1935 to 1947 and president of Drew University from 1947 to 1960.
"Bishop Fred Holloway of Methodist Church." New York TimesJune 05, 1988.
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