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"The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has voted to rename Agriculture Hall the Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture."
The MSU Board of Trustees has voted to rename Agriculture Hall the Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture.
Given that the original Morrill is being torn down, whats the oldest building on campus?
Calmer than you are
RIP ta da old Morrill Hall.
Morrill was not the oldest bldg. on Campus.
The oldest building on Campus is Cowles House (President's residence) I believe....followed but the old Admin/Library (Linton Hall).
Linton Hall is much older than the original Morrill Hall.
This post was edited by Batesianmimicry 12 months ago
Cowles House (i.e. Faculty Row No. 7) was built in 1857.
Linton was built in 1881,
Cole Hall was built in 1888
Cook Hall was built in 1889
Old Botany was built 1892
Morrill was built in 1900
Chittenden Hall was built in 1901
Marshall Hall was built in 1902
Ag Hall (now Morrill Hall) was built in 1909
Part of what would become Giltner Hall was Built in 1913
IM Circle was built in 1916
Olds Hall (which was a copy of the original that burnt down) was built in 1917
Stadium was built in 1923
Union was built in 1924
Those are the oldest buildings on Campus
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by RPMadMSU 12 months ago
Kind of crappy that Morrill is going away. I have lots of good memories in that building
I have good and bad...that building was slowly becoming a death trap.
I will say that if there was a strong breeze, it wouldn't be the first place that I would seek shelter
Does anyone know what they're putting in its place after it is demolished?
Earl Morrrall was a star at MSU too.
I'm just saying..
There is romance in all of us
"If they want to mock us, I'm telling them it's not over. It will never be over here. It's just starting." - Mark Dantonio, 2007
They should have named it the Joel Ferguson Ag Hall.
How much money did they waste designing the grand river parking ramp to fit around Morrill hall only to demolish the hall less than a decade later?
Morrill Hall has been on the chopping block for about 20 years. I remember the board talking about it when I was in school in the late 90's.
There used to be a small pond on the ground where Morrill was built, and it was drained and leveled back in 1900 for construction. A History Prof who had an office in there once told me that there was still a large amount of ground water, and even maybe a small natural spring under the foundation of the building that was not adequetly taken care of when the place was built. And that Morrill Hall has been slowly sinking in on itself for the last 100 years. Not sure if it was true, but I did see the large binders clamp like things under the lowest floor (not in construction, don't know what the term for these things are) that were installed in the early 90's.
A commemorative landscape. Architecture and Engineering Services presented the final design at Morrill Hall last fall. I think they're working on fundraising at the moment. According to the master plan, it's supposed to be open space.
The public is invited to an open house at MSU to view and provide input on a site plan designed to commemorate Morrill Hall, which was MSUs dormitory.
This post was edited by doug33 12 months ago
That's awesome. Stuff like this makes me hate the new art museum even more
I don't think the descendants of Mr. Ulysses Q. Agriculture are going to be happy with this.
It's nice to see the university put some thought towards preserving the identity of north campus. I designed the initial concept, so I'm pretty stoked that it's actually happening.
The new museum has its place though...I think it's getting more accepted as people get used to it. The glare from the slats on Grand River will suck in the Summer though.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
The thing I hate most about the new museum is its proximity to Student Services. That building is the real eyesore.
But at least you can't see it from Grand River anymore.
What's wrong with this soviet bloc beauty???
They better put in a bathroom, since that's where we go when we're tailgating.
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
the Parking ramp wasn't planned around Morrill. Morrill was planned for demolitions long before built the ramp. Just needed the space created for staff first which was created by the addition to Wells and remodel of Old Hort.
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