Kim Hunt Vince, President
Kathleen Guess, Past-President
Susan Alexander, Secretary
Fred Stubblefield, Treasurer

Board of Directors
Susan Alexander, Resident Director
Linda Brown
James Robert Dorroh
E.J. DeWitt
Teresa Foster
Kathleen Guess
Jeretta Haire
Ronnie Heady
Elizabeth Kirby
Fred Stubblefield
Frances Teer
B.J. Tinsley
Ethel Tucker
Kim Hunt Vince
Judy Winn
Bob Yehling

History of Fohs Hall


   Fohs Hall was built by Julius Fohs and given as a gift of love to Marion and the Board of Education during formal dedication ceremonies Oct. 23, 1926.
   The structure was built on the lot where the Fohs family once lived in a white frame house. After Fohs had achieved success as an internationally known geologist, he paid for the entire construction of the building, which amounted to $73,081.00. The building was to be used as a community center and in conjunction with Marion High School, which was located just across the street on North Walker.
   Fohs Hall is a two-story building with four columns of Ionic design flanking the main entrance. On the first floor, the building has a large central hail with large rooms on each side and the auditorium gymnasium at the halls end. The second floor contains two additional rooms, the balcony, and a projection room for the auditorium. The basement contains two large rooms which were once used as laboratories for science, agriculture and home economics, along with restrooms and dressing room facilities.
   The buildings foundation is rubble masonry made from Crittenden County limestone. Workers from Tennessee prepared the foundation for the J.N. Boston and Son company, which constructed the building.
   The building was selected as a Kentucky Landmark in June of 1981, and it was accepted on the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1982.

 

DIRECTIONS | MAP | INTERACTIVE MAP

Coming to Fohs Hall from Paducah:
Take US 60 E. Once you reach Marion, turn LEFT onto US-60/S MAIN ST/KY-91. Go half a mile to next stoplight. Turn RIGHT onto KY-120/E BELLEVILLE ST. Turn LEFT onto N WALKER ST, which is the second street on your left. Go one tenth of a mile. Fohs Hall is on your left.

Coming to Fohs Hall from Princeton or Wendell Ford West Ky Parkway:
Take KY-91/MARION RD. Once you reach Marion, at the second stoplight, turn RIGHT onto KY-120/E BELLEVILLE ST. Turn LEFT onto N WALKER ST, which is the second street on your left. Go one tenth of a mile. Fohs Hall is on your left.

Coming to Fohs Hall from Eddyville or Exit 40 off of I-24:
Take US-641 all the way to Marion (you will turn left in Fredonia, but stay on US-641). Once you reach Marion, at the second stoplight turn RIGHT onto KY-120/E BELLEVILLE ST. Turn LEFT onto N WALKER ST, which is the second street on your left. Go one tenth of a mile. Fohs Hall is on your left.

Coming to Fohs Hall from Madisonville:
Take US-41 ALT toward Providence. Turn in Providence on KY-120. Go approximately 23 miles and turn RIGHT onto N WALKER ST (before you get to the stoplight). Go one tenth of a mile. Fohs Hall is on your left.

   
   
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