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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 8, 2010

100 years of the Administration Building

Northwest Missouri State University on Thursday, Oct. 7, celebrated 100 years of its Administration Building and the structure's addition to the National Register of Historic Places. To help commemorate the event, employees and former students reflected on the building's lifetime.

Northwest Missouri State University on Thursday, Oct. 7, celebrated 100 years of its Administration Building and the structure's addition to the National Register of Historic Places. To help commemorate the event, employees and former students reflected on the building's lifetime.

For an audio slideshow with highlights from the ceremony, click here.
To read more about the celebration, click here.

The Administration Building rises

Current and former employees discuss the building's construction and early years.

Then & Now

Former students and employees talk about their memories of the building spanning its early years through the 1970s.

The Deerwester Theater

Employees and former students reflect on the building's Deerwester Theater, which was destroyed by fire in 1979.

The Fire & Aftermath

Current and former employees reflect on the fire that struck the building July 24, 1979, and the building's symbolism today.

(For more about the fire, see The Northwest Missourian's documentary to mark the 30th anniversary of the fire in 2009: Part I and Part II .)


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468