Greenville College Acquires Former McCracken Office Building

GC faculty, staff, and students work on the new GC Philosophy & Religion Department building this summer. Pictured, L to R: Dr. S. Bradley Shaw, Dr. Kent Dunnington, Bob Munshaw, Jared Busby, Raymond Hingson, John Brittingham, Daniel Ellenburg, Jakob Adam and Dr. Rick McPeak.

Greenville College has announced its acquisition of the property at 100 North Locust Street in Greenville, the former site of the McCracken Office Building. The existing space is currently under renovation to accommodate the college’s Department of Philosophy and Religion. Renovations, launched by faculty, staff, and students during the summer, are currently underway in the building. Move-in is scheduled for this October with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for October 25 during GC homecoming festivities.

The Bond County Office of the State of Illinois Department of Human Services occupied the site prior to the State’s closure of that office this past January. The existing space features 2,850 square feet newly reconfigured to include offices, a classroom and common area.

The property and part of its renovation costs are gifts to Greenville College from Don and Esther (Knapp) Jones. It is named in honor of Don and his two sisters, Ellen (Jones) Kingsley and Anna Lorraine (Jones) Long, all GC alumni.