Pierce Street

Campus: Druid Hills in Atlanta

Namesake: George Foster Pierce

Purpose: Campus road

Pierce Street honors George Foster Pierce, who served as Emory's third president, from 1848 to 1854, after first serving as Wesleyan College president for four years and as an English professor at Emory.

He left the presidency to become a Methodist bishop but later helped to raise money for four buildings erected in 1875 -- Language Hall, Humanities Hall, the Day Chapel, and another lecture hall that has since been razed.

There is also a Pierce Drive on the Druid Hills campus in Atlanta and Pierce Hall the Oxford campus.