The Mighty Waring Website

About the Building


The building now known as the Waring Historical Library served as the library for Porter Military Academy until 1965; it was constructed in 1894 at a cost of $7,500. Originally named for Reverend Charles Frederick Hoffman of New York, the building was renamed in 1969 for Dr. Joseph I. Waring, a local pediatrician and medical historian, who became the first director of the medical history collections of the University.



Virtual Tour

Click the images below to take a virtual tour of the Waring Historical Library. Once the larger image opens, click and drag the cursor to pan up, down, left, and right.




Image Gallery

Stair case Dr. Waring library ladder artifacts and portrait
first floor chandelier detail first floor bookcase second floor chandelier Waring cornerstone Waring cornerstone National Registry of Historic Places plaque