Smith Hall

Anderson University's Fourth Dorm

Built in 1964, Smith Hall is the second of the men's residence halls on Anderson University's campus and the fourth dorm overall. It was built during a flurry of construction projects, including the Olt Student Center, the School of Theology, Warner Auditorium, and Hartung Hall. Smith Hall was renovated in 2008.


The building was named for Lillian Odel Smith, making this the first building on campus named after a woman. Lillian was the wife of M.R. Smith who owned a lumber yard in Kansas City, MO. She was a tremendous woman of faith, actively participating at the Peery Street Chruch of God in Kansas City. 


  • Callen, Barry L. Guide of Soul and Mind: The Story of Anderson University. Anderson: Warner Press, 1992. Print.