Hodgson Hall is one of the oldest and most iconic buildings on the campus of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. The school's main academic building represents the successful merger of Rabun Gap Industrial School and the Nacoochee Institute to create Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.
The first school building at Rabun Gap Industrial School was lost to fire in 1926. That same year, the Nacoochee Institute, located about 35 miles away from the Rabun Gap campus, also suffered a massive loss of their building due to fire. As both school boards began to contemplate raising funds to rebuild, the idea of merging the two schools arose. However, they needed a building.
The cornerstone for the new school building was laid on November 12, 1927. Work was steady and swift, and the School was able to open for classes in the fall of 1928.