Written by: Joey Schulte ('14)The proposal for the principle college building of Georgetown College came from the Kentucky Baptist Education Society on January 24, 1840. The building, then called Recitation Hall, was completed in 1841. It is a four-level rectangular, temple-style Greek revival building supported by six brick columns. Much effort was put into the architecture and design because Georgetown College was the first Baptist school west of the Allegheny Mountains and the founders were determined to achieve excellence in the field of education to compete with established schools on the east coast. Tradition states that Jonathan E. Farnam, professor of Mathematics, drew the plans for the building while an African-American mason laid the foundation and a local brick mason A.L. White built the walls. A document from the College Archives explains that students labored side by side with members of the faculty to complete the structure, and that the bricks for the building were made from clay that was taken from the site on which Asher Science Center now stands.