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Peabody Hall



290 S. Jackson Street Athens, GA 30602

UGA has had two benefactors named George Peabody—George Foster Peabody, after whom the Peabody Awards are named, and an earlier George Peabody, a New England merchant who made a fortune in trans-Atlantic trade. He died in 1869, directing in his will that his estate be distributed over a period of time to promote public education in the South. UGA received $40,000 from that estate and constructed a home for the School of Education in 1913, naming it Peabody Hall. Peabody Hall now houses the Departments of Philosophy and Religion.