Built in 1956, refurbished in 2010

Charles Manly was the second president of Furman. He served as president from 1881 to 1897 and also taught English. Manly focused on increasing the enrollment and endowment. In 1882, there were 50 students enrolled at Furman. Students who attended Furman lived in houses with Baptist families close to campus however as enrollment increased, Manly saw the need to experiment with a "mess" system -- several groups of students were given an opportunity to live on campus and a janitor prepared and served meals to them. This was successful and in 1896 there were 170 students attending Furman. Manly resigned in 1897 because the trustees wanted him to "canvass for students" and he was not interested in traveling.

Floor Layout

Manly Base | Manly 100 | Manly 200
*Diagrams in the floor layouts are not to scale.

Floor Space

Singles: 9' x 12'
Doubles: 14' x 12'

Closet Space:

Singles: 3' x 4' (1)
Doubles: 3' x 4'5" (2)

Window Dimensions

Singles: 4'6" wide x 6'3" high
Doubles: 7'6" wide x 6'3" high

Other Dimensions

Desk: 42"w x 24"d x 30"h (natural finish)
Mattress: 36" x 80" (extra-long twin)
Dresser: 30"w x 24"d x 30"h (natural finish)
Chair: 18"w x 18"d x 32"h


There is hall bath equipped with private showers and dressing areas.

Other Details

  • 2 extra-long single beds
  • 2 desks
  • 2 desk chairs (two-position)
  • (2) 3 drawer chests
  • 1 lavatory sink with medicine cabinet
  • 2 walk-in closets
  • Venetian blinds
  • Carpeted floor
  • Air-conditioning
  • Overhead light
  • Each room is equipped with a Microfridge (combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit)
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