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G.I. City

Post WWII temporary housing. University Court is visible in the lower portion of the photo. Pneumonia Gulch is seen in the upper left of the photo (courtesy of the UMC Archives: C:1/40/1).
Date constructed: 1946
Historical/alternate names: Fort M.U., Blue Campus, The Barracks
Note: To meet the large influx of students after WWII, the University of Missouri constructed surplus barracks and other buildings along with government-owned trailers for dormitories and other buildings, known as "G.I. City."

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