Entries tagged with ‘Old Main’

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Blast from the Past!

The view from Old Main in 1902 is of students walking down the path to what is now College Avenue and Seventh Street.

Tuesday Trivia

Name this building! Built while Old Main was going through renovations in 2005, this building still  serves as the home of the nursing and education departments. Is this building: A. Anderson Social Science Center B. Prairie View C. Confer Hall D. Mattson Hall   The answer will be posted at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Blast from the Past

The view of the Gustavus campus from the year 1900 down Hello Walk.

View from the Hill

This is a photograph of the entire college in 1894. Buildings shown in this photograph are South Hall, Commerce Hall, The President’s Home (White House), and Old Main.

Blast from the Past!

A snowy picture of “Hello Walk.”

Factoid Friday!

Did you know…. In 1993 two awards were created to recognize the administrative and staff employees for exceptional service and dedication to the College. Awarded each year on “Founders Day” (Oct. 31 the day Old Main was dedicated), the Eric Norelius Award goes to a deserving administrator and the Augusta Carlson Schultz Award goes to […]

Factoid Friday!

Did you know… Old Main was the sole building when school began in St. Peter on October 16, 1876.  It served as a dormitory for the men, library, dining hall, science hall, classroom building and offices, as well as a home (in the basement) for the College President Rev. Jonas Nyquist and his family.

Factoid Friday!

Did you know… the first floor of Old Main is approximately 922 feet above sea level?  

Tuesday Trivia

This week’s Tuesday Trivia question: In what year did school begin at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN? A. 1862 B.1875 C.1876 D.1882 The answer will be posted at 6:00pm CST  

View from the Hill

  This is a 1917 panoramic shot of the campus. Notice the students and teachers milling amongst the buildings. The buildings from left to right are:  Johnson Hall (women’s housing), President’s Residence (built by President Matthias Wahlstrom himself, it was called “The White House”), South Hall (originally a women’s dormitory, by now it was a […]