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GMC Prep Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Jenkins Hall
GMC Prep School and Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber Host Ribbon Cutting for Jenkins Hall
Georgia Military College Prep School and the Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Jenkins Hall on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The historic building will house third, fourth, and fifth grades starting November 4, 2019.
In 1926, what is now known as Jenkins Hall, opened as City Elementary School on the southwest corner of Capitol Square. The building was eventually purchased by GMC, and for many years was affectionately known as “Little GMC.” The building has served more than five generations of residents in the Milledgeville and Baldwin County community. GMC Prep School moved out of the 18,269 square foot building in 2010 when Usery Hall opened. The college ROTC department and the bookstore used Jenkins Hall until 2017. After that, it became clear the Prep School needed more space, so GMC requested and received state bond funds to renovate and modernize Jenkins Hall, bringing it into compliance with current building and life safety codes. GMC and its architect worked extensively with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, to determine the allowed and required restoration steps for the historic structure. The interior of Jenkins Hall has been restored to the original ten-classroom floor plan, and the exterior to its original appearance—now being able to serve GMC Prep School students for many years to come.