A Little Webb History
Have you ever wondered about the named buildings at Webb? Here's a little background on the naming of our dorms.
Jerene D. Appleby was the publisher of the Ontario-Upland Daily Report at the time her son Carlton '41 attended WSC. The dorm was built as a memorial for Thompson Webb, whom Mrs. Appleby admired very much. She originally wanted it named after Dr. Webb, but because there was already a house on campus with his name on it, and because the school wanted to honor her, they convinced her into naming it Appleby Hall. Carlton also helped fund the dorm. Unfortunately his mother died just a few months before its dedication. Carlton is the father of Jeff Appleby '69, and grandfather of Wayne Frank '05, Mareesa Frank '07 and Chris Appleby '07.
Named after Mrs. Herbert B. Holt, mother of the late Martin B. Holt '39, grandmother of Herbert B. Holt '67, and aunt of Donald Bekins '49. Mrs. Holt was a Bekins of the Bekins Van and Storage Company. Her gifts went towards the Raymond Alf Museum, the infirmary, and the dorm for which she is named.
Mary N. Hutchison Center & Dorm
The dorm is named in memory of Mary N. Hutchison, mother of Murray and John Hutchison, both past parents. Murray served on the Board from 1984 to 1990 and was president of the Board from 1982 to 1984. He is the father of Chris '80, Andrew '86, Eric '87 and Kevin '89. John is the father of Stuart '83.
Frank Gard Jameson '41 was a prominent Southern California aeronautics industry executive. Frank served on the Board from 1959 to 1984. He passed away in 1993. His son, Gard, graduated from Webb in 1971. His grandchildren also attended Webb. Michael graduated in 2008 and Julia in 2009.
William H. Jones Hall
George F. Getty II '42, son of J. Paul Getty and named after his grandfather, attended Webb for three years and served on the board at one time. He contributed funds towards the dorm, the infirmary, and a faculty residence to honor his stepfather, William H. Jones. George died in 1973.
Named after T. Kirk Hall, a friend and neighbor of Thompson Webb who served as first President of the Board of Trustees from 1955 to 1958, then Chairman of the Board from 1958 to 1962. He was a successful businessman, who founded Kirkhill Rubber Company. His involvement with the school was so long lasting and so vast that the trustees proposed the dorm be named after him. It was dedicated two years before his death in 1972.
Named in honor of Robert O. Reynolds, a very successful local businessman and father of three WSC graduates: Chris '61, Dan '63 and Kirk '70. He was president of the Board from 1960 to 1962 and Chairman of the Board from 1962 to 1967.