Giltner House, 652 Hillcrest Ave. (1924)
Giltner House, November 2003. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.
Dr. Ward Giltner joined the faculty of M.A.C. in 1908 as Professor of Bacteriology, and chaired the department (now known as Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) beginning in 1912. From 1923 until his retirement in 1947, Giltner was simultaneously dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; the college’s former home, Giltner Hall, is named for him. A previous Giltner residence (built 1911, no longer standing) was two doors east of the Newman house, likely in the shadow of the Oakwood oak tree. Nearby Dorothy Lane, originally part of the Giltner property, is named for his daughter.