Built in 1961, refurbished in 2012

The name "Judson" honors two of the Female College's most distinguished educators. Charles Judson was the second professor (James Clement Furman was the first) hired by Furman's trustees when the school moved from Winnsboro to Greenville in 1851. He was a Connecticut native, a graduate of the University of Virgina, and a wealthy Baptist layman. He soon became treasurer of Furman, and in 1863 became president of the Female College because Furman closed during the Civil War. He added a fourth year to the college's three year curriculum, required the study of a foreign language for graduation, and changed public oral examinations to private written ones. After Furman reopened in 1866, he divided his time between the two colleges (the women's school enrolled far more students than did the men's) before he leased it in the 1870s to Alexander Townes.

His most significant contribution, perhaps, was persuading his sister, Mary, to come to the college in 1874. She was Lady Principal until 1913, teaching astronomy, botany, English, art, French and gymnastics, among other subjects. She brought a commitment to women's equal education and faith in the potential of her students as well as a New England morality to the school.

Floor Layout

Judson 200 | Judson 300 | Judson 400
*Diagrams in the floor layouts are not to scale.

Floor Space

Singles: 10' x 12' (rooms _26 are 16'4" x 12')
Doubles: 12' x 16'
Triples: 15'5" x 20'6"

Closet Space

Singles: 7' x 8'3" (1)
Doubles: 5'8" x 8'3" (2)
Triples: 5'5" x 8'3" (3)

Window Dimensions

Singles & Doubles: 4'7" x 5'5"
Triples: 3'2.5" x 5'6"

Other Dimensions:

Desk: 42" w x 24" d x 30"h (cherry finish)
Mattress: 36" x 80" (extra-long)
Dresser: 30" w x 24" d x 30"h (cherry finish)
Chair: 18" w x 18" d x 32"h (cherry finish)
Closet shelf: 67 3/4" x 13" (2 shelves per closet)


4' x 12' suite bath (shower/tub combination) with tile floors, sink, and medicine cabinet

Other Details

  • 2 beds (extra-long twins)
  • 2 desks
  • 2 desk chairs
  • Closets in the double rooms have two full-length shelves
  • Kitchenette on each hall is equipped with full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, ironing boards, sink, and storage cabinets
  • Overhead lights in closet and room, vanity light is above bath mirror
  • Venetian blinds
  • Air conditioning
  • Each room is equipped with a Microfridge (combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit)

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