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Jesse Hall

Jesse Hall then and now. [Left] Postcard of the "Academic Hall" ca. 1892 (courtesy of the UMC Archives: C:0/46/7) [Right] Jesse Hall as seen today.
Date designed: 1892
Date constructed: 1895
Date of dedication: June 4, 1895
Architect: Morris Frederick Bell
Named after: Dr. Richard Henry Jesse, MU president (1891-1908)
Historical/alternate names: Academic Hall (or New Academic Hall, as opposed to Old Academic Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1892)
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