Morrill Hall (University of Maryland)
University of Maryland, College Park campus Morrill Hall Use Academic Style Second Empire Erected 1898 Location Morrill Quad Namesake Justin Morrill Architect Henry B. McDonnell Trivia Oldest academic building on campus Website N/A
Morrill Hall is the oldest continuously-used academic building on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Built in 1898 in the Second Empire architectural style for $24,000, it was the sole academic building left untouched by The Great Fire of 1912 which devastated almost all of campus. Originally known as Science Hall, the building was renamed for Senator Justin Morrill, father of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act (from which the university received funds in 1864). Morrill Hall has housed numerous departments over the years, including the Zoology and Veterinary Science Departments. The three-story building currently houses a number of offices in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, including the Center for American Politics and Citizenship. Morrill Hall is currently being considered for addition to the Prince George's County historic landmark list. It most recently underwent a renovation in 2003.
Campus lore depicts the building as haunted. In the years followings its construction, Morrill Hall was noted for the view of the Washington Monument which could be seen from its cupola. The Senior Gift of the Class of 2009 will lead to the establishment of an arboretum in the Morrill Quad.
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University of Maryland, College Park Academics
A. James Clark School of Engineering · College of Agriculture and Natural Resources · School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation · College of Arts and Humanities · College of Behavioral and Social Sciences · College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences · College of Education · College of Information Studies · Philip Merrill College of Journalism · Robert H. Smith School of Business · School of Music · School of Public Health · School of Public Policy · College Park Scholars
Teams: Baseball · Football · Men's basketball · Men's lacrosse · Men's soccer · Women's basketball · Women's lacrosse
Facilities: Comcast Center · Byrd Stadium · Cole Field House · Shipley Field · Ludwig Field · Golf Course · Taylor Stadium · Ritchie Coliseum · Old Byrd Stadium
Rivalries: Duke · Johns Hopkins · Navy · Penn State · Virginia · West Virginia
University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame · Midnight Madness
CampusLandmarks: Adele H. Stamp Student Union · "M" Circle · McKeldin Mall · Memorial Chapel · Morrill Hall · The Rossborough Inn
Arts and Recreation: Arboretum & Botanical Garden · The Art Gallery · Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center · Observatory · Tawes Theatre
Facilities: Libraries · Security Operations Center
Transportation: Shuttle-UM · College Park – University of Maryland (WMATA station)
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