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For many years, North and South Hall were the only buildings on the UW-River Falls campus. This image, from 1951-1952, shows the exterior of North Hall covered with ivy. At different times the building has housed the agricultural and administrative classrooms, gymnasium, auditorium, radio station, swimming pool, science laboratories and training school. (Submitted photo)

North Hall: One century and counting

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UW-River Falls is getting ready to celebrate a big anniversary -- North Hall’s centennial. The building was dedicated 100 years ago this fall.

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To recognize that anniversary, UWRF has formed a North Hall Centennial Celebration Committee.

The group is working to plan events celebrating North Halls’ centennial anniversary during 2014.

No official times or dates have been set for the events yet, but Kathryn Otto, head of University Archives and Area Research Center and co-chair of the North Hall Centennial Celebration Taskforce, said the committee plans a large event in the fall around Homecoming as well as other events.

Otto is co-chairing the committee with Don Richards.

The groundbreaking for North Hall was in October 1913. The building was officially dedicated as an administration and agricultural building on Nov. 9, 1914.

For the complete story, please see the Jan. 23 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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