WJON — St. Cloud State University is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. Once a month SCSU Archivist Tom Stemen comes on the News @ Noon Show to talk about the school’s rich history.
While none of the original buildings remain on campus, there are several that date back to the early 1900s. Local Historian Bill Morgan says the oldest current building is Lawrence Hall.
“It was originally built in the 1880s and then it had a terrible fire in 1905. The women were lucky enough to get out in time. It was rebuilt the following year.”
Today Lawrence Hall is used as a dormitory and the Center for International Studies. Morgan says Riverview opened in 1915.