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Academic Hall

[Left] Academic Hall as seen before the fire that destroyed the building in 1892 (courtesy of the UMC Archives: C:1/141/8). [Right] The remaining columns as seen today.
Date designed: unknown
Date constructed: 1840
Year of dedication: 1843
Architectural consultant: A. Stephen Hills
Historical/alternate names: Old Academic Hall (as opposed to New Academic Hall, now known as Jesse Hall, constructed after the fire.)

Please visit the UMC Archives' online exhibit "Y1.9K: Mizzou in 1900" for some contextual history about Academic Hall and the Columns.

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