Clark Howell Hall

  • Houses Grand Challenges Students
  • Constructed: 1939
  • Cost: $163,000
  • Renovated for the 1996 Olympics

Howell Residence Hall, a Georgia Tech Freshman Experience residence hall, was constructed in 1939 at a cost of $163,000 with the only renovation coming prior to the 1996 Olympics. Howell Hall sits among Smith Hall, Harrison Hall, and Brittain Dining Hall on the East Campus of Georgia Tech. Two of the four floors of Howell Hall are occupied by men, one occupied by women, and another floor containing an exercise room, bicycle closet, and a television lounge. Beginning in 2012, Howell Hall will only house Grand Challenges students.

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Honorary - The building was named in honor of Clark Howell for his contribution of WGST(AM 640) as a gift to the Institute. This radio station operated as a commercial station with educational opportunities for students, until the acquisition of WREK radio as the new campus radio station. He was also a prominent governmental official in the state of Georgia.

Clark Howell

Clark Howell attended and graduated in 1883 from the University of Georgia. After working for a short while in New York and Philadelphia, Howell returned to Atlanta to work as a reporter for the Atlanta Constitution, and eventually in 1901 purchased controlling shares in the Constitution and became its owner. Howell served in both the Georgia House of Representatives, from 1886 for three terms and the Georgia Senate in 1900 for two terms.