View of the front (east) side of Morrill Hall. Many bushes and trees are in the forefront of the photo.
Morrill Hall was constructed to fill the need for a library and museum, as well as a chapel. The building was named to honor Senator Justin Morrill who had sponsored the Morrill Act, which established the land-grant college system. Morrill Hall was designed by Josselyn and Taylor, architects from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and built at a cost of less than $30,000, in 1890-1891. It has been the home to zoology, entomology, and geology classes and labs; Agricultural Extension offices; Printing Office; Photo Service; and even a barber shop from 1905-1908. Morrill Hall was vacant between 1996 and its renovation, which began in 2005. Morrill Hall was re-dedicated in 2007 and currently houses the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the Textiles and Clothing Museum, and the Christian Petersen Art Museum.
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