The Memorial Building, later renamed Hamrick Hall, burns in a fire believed to be set by an arsonist. Etta Curtis donates her life savings to the school to aid in the rebuilding efforts.
Photo caption: Members of the Baptist Student Union pictured standing in front of a burned out Hamrick Hall (formerly the Memorial Building) after the November 12, 1937 fire.
Archives, Gardner-Webb University, "1937: Hamrick Hall Fire" (1937). Gardner-Webb University History: A Timeline. 22.