Taylor Residence Center

Taylor Residence Center, located on Macarthur Drive, was built in 1997. Taylor was named in honor of OBU Alums, Jim and Doris Taylor. Taylor houses sophomore women in suite style rooms. Taylor has two levels, each with a spacious public lobby as well as a centrally located laundry room on the second level. Each hallway provides a common area furnished with tables and couches for study, Bible studies and community enjoyment.


  • One walk-in closet
  • Two twin mattresses
  • Cable access
  • Internet access
  • One phone line
  • Blinds
  • Electrical outlets
  • One desk per student
  • One dresser drawers per student
  • Carpet
  • Central heat and air
  • Room dimensions vary
  • Window dimensions are 59" X 59"
  • Each suite shares a bathroom with tub and toilet

View a Taylor Floor plan

General Info

  • Residents per room: 2
  • Residents per suite: 4
  • A computer lab is located in the second floor lounge.
  • Vacuums can be checked out at the front desk
  • Each suite of residents is responsible for cleaning their own bathroom
  • A few rooms have private baths instead of a suite
  • Handicap accessible rooms are available


Taylor was named in honor of OBU Alums, Jim and Doris Taylor. Taylor contributed a significant gift to endow the maintenance, upkeep and operation of OBU's new Taylor Residence Center in memory of his wife. The Taylors funded several endowed scholarships at OBU, including the Doris L. Taylor Scholarship in Business, the J.H. (Jim) Taylor Scholarship in Athletics, and the Bob and Bonnie Lynn Scholarship.

Active members of the First Baptist Church of Abilene, the Taylors purchased the church's mission home for furloughing missionaries and were generous supporters of several institutions other than OBU, including Abilene's Hendrick Baptist Hospital, Hardin-Simmons University, and the Ben Ritchey Boys Home.