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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.