Freeman Hall Renovation to Feature New Tenney Gymnatorium
Tupelo Children’s Mansion is excited to announce plans for a major renovation and expansion to Freeman Hall, which will feature a new Tenney Gymnatorium in honor of T. F. and Thetus Tenney. Originally constructed in 1975, Freeman Hall (named in honor of E. L. and Nona Freeman) is currently a multi-purpose facility housing a small chapel, half-court gymnasium, classroom and administrative offices.
Because of the increasing number of children in our care and anticipated growth in the near future, we have outgrown both the current chapel and gymnasium. Recently, the Mississippi Department of Health, in a glowing review of the campus and operations, increased the capacity of TCM to 120 children! The new Tenney Gymnatorium will provide ample room for indoor recreation, as well as sufficient seating for church services, graduations, banquets and other special events.
A beautiful new two-story lobby with a clock tower in the Chambers Courtyard will connect Hansford Hall and Freeman Hall, providing an entrance for the Tenney Gymnatorium, Hansford Hall and the administrative offices. A new classroom for the Haven of Hope girls’ program is also included in the plans.
As we approach the end of 2021, would you consider making an end-of-year tax-deductible contribution toward the Tenney-Freeman Project?
The 2022 TCM theme will be “Building Dreams!” Your donation to the Tenney-Freeman Project will help us build dreams for the Mansion children. Construction will begin soon. Stay tuned for continual updates regarding this exciting renovation and expansion.