Meneely Hall

Meneely Hall, the humanities classroom and office building built in 1959, was the first classroom building to be built at Wheaton since 1911. Its construction was a response to the trustees’ decision to increase Wheaton’s enrollment.

It is ironic that this modern structure was named for Dr. Meneely, the president who, soon after his arrival in 1944, had announced the trustees’ decision that all future construction at Wheaton should be in the Georgian style.