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McDowell Hall on Fire in 1909 9

Feb 25, 2016, 10:54 AM

In the aftermath of the 1909 fire that burned down McDowell Hall, discussion began immediately about whether to restore the building to its former glory or to demolish it and erect a more modern structure in its place.

   
McDowell Hall on Fire in 1909

Feb 19, 2016, 11:52 AM

On Saturday, February 20, 1909, a fire engulfed McDowell Hall and nearly burned the historic center of St. John’s College to the ground.

   
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Feb 5, 2016, 11:33 AM

In its February 5, 1940 issue, LIFE magazine took a look behind the scenes of the budding and distinctive curriculum at St. John’s College in Annapolis.

   
   
   
1933 Annapolis Campus Views 2 Northeast View of McDowell Hall

Oct 15, 2015, 8:53 AM

The 1933 Rat-Tat Yearbook for St. John's College contains some classic views of its Annapolis campus.

   
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Sep 29, 2015, 8:21 AM

The St. John’s intramural program has a long history of excellence.  A college public relations director attempted to get some national recognition for the program in a letter dated September 29, 1983.