Longstreet-Means Hall

Campus: Druid Hills in Atlanta

Namesakes: Augustus Baldwin Lonsgreet and Alexander Means

Date: Construction in 2010

Purpose: Residence hall

Named for the second and fourth presidents of Emory College, Longstreet-Means Hall replaced a residence hall constructed on the same site in 1955.

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet was a well-known lawyer, minister, and author, whose book Georgia Scenes became a best-selling picture of early Georgia life and earned him a place in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. He was an advocate for states' rights and an apologist for slavery. He helped keep Emory afloat with his own funds.

Means was a scientist and medical doctor as well as a Methodist minister. He taught science at Emory and later taught at the Atlanta Medical College.