Entries tagged with ‘Old Main’

Factoid Friday

Did you know…. The first pupil of Gustavus was Jonas Magnuson (Magny) in 1862. He was a 20 year-old who grew up in the Chisago Lakes area and was the only pupil until the winter term. His fees were $1 for his room, 75 cents for his board and tuition was free! He went on […]

Tuesday Trivia: Answered!

How well do you know your Gustavus landmark history? This aerial photograph was taken around 1934 (so the answer is “B”).  Some of the buildings in this photograph are: the White House, Commerce Building, Old Main, Johnson Student Union, Auditorium, Uhler Hall, and the Water Tower.

View from the Hill

    Gus and Gustina are beyond excited for the first week of classes! Have you seen Gus recently?

Factoid Friday

Want to see more photographs of historical Gustavus and St. Peter? There are two online digital libraries for you to view at Gustavus Adolphus College and Lutheran Archives and the Nicollet County Historical Society Minnesota Reflections Digital Library.

Blast from the Past

The graduates and the Gustavus faculty walking to the Commencement ceremony in 1900. Before the Auditorium or a football stadium was built, Commencement was held at First Lutheran Church in its former location just west of Fourth Street in St. Peter.

Words of Wisdom

                “One thing that I do know is that when I drive down the hill for the last time as a student, and almost an alum, and I look in my rear-view mirror at Old Main, I can smile and know that even though my heart is heavy […]

View from the Hill

How many Gusties have walked up those stairs? Photo courtesy of Hallie Martin ’13

View from the Hill

The mile-wide F3 tornado ripped through campus uprooting 2,000 mature trees, damaging almost every roof on campus and shattering 80% of the campus windows.