MU in Brick and Mortar
Jesse Hall then and now. [Left] Postcard of the "Academic Hall" before 1917 (Courtesy of University Archives, University of Missouri: C:0/46/7) [Right] Jesse Hall, ca. 2006Date designed: 1892
Date constructed: 1895
Date of dedication: June 4, 1895
Architect: Morris Frederick Bell
Named after: Dr. Richard Henry Jesse, MU president (1891-1908)
Historical/alternate names: Academic Hall (or New Academic Hall, as opposed to Old Academic Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1892)
This project was originally developed with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the state of Missouri.