MU History Tour
Jesse Hall is one of MU History Tour.

1. Jesse Hall

801 Conley Rd, Columbia, MO
College Administrative Building · Francis Quadrangle · 10 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Nearly a century ago, a winged sphere surmounted the pinacle point of Jesse Hall. But during WWI, a rather patriotic individual fastened a giant American flag to the dome, breaking the symbolic wings.

The Mizzou Store is one of MU History Tour.

2. The Mizzou Store

901 E Rollins St (at Hitt St), Columbia, MO
College Bookstore · University of Missouri · 13 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Over the course of the past hundred years, University Bookstore has operated in several locations, including Memorial Union, Brady Commons and, currently, in the new MU Student Center.

Agriculture Building is one of MU History Tour.

3. Agriculture Building

700 Hitt St (at Rollins St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 6 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Ever notice how few windows this building has? Constructed in the late 1950s, the Agriculture Building was designed to also be used as a fallout shelter in the case of nuclear attack!

4. Campus McDonald's

909 Lowry St (at University of Missouri), Columbia, MO
Fast Food Restaurant · University of Missouri · 5 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... The Campus McDonald’s opened in May 1978, when Lowry Mall was actually a street! Alumni may recall a deep feeling of nostalgia each time they walk through the doors and order a No. 2.

A.P. Green Chapel is one of MU History Tour.

5. A.P. Green Chapel

518 Hitt St, Columbia, MO
Church · University of Missouri · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: The A.P. Green Chapel has stood on the MU campus since 1959. The nondenominational chapel is open to anyone on campus and can hold 78 people in its oak pews.

6. Professional Building

909 University Ave, Columbia, MO
College Administrative Building · University of Missouri · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Fast fact: This building used to be a residence hall, constructed in 1924.

McKee Gymnasium is one of MU History Tour.

7. McKee Gymnasium

616 Hitt St, Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... While this building is primarily used now for fine arts, it wasn't always that way. Built in 1922 as a women's gymnasium, it even has a swimming pool under the floorboards of Rm. 004!

Speaker's Circle is one of MU History Tour.

8. Speaker's Circle

Conley Ave (at 9th St), Columbia, MO
Plaza · University of Missouri · 10 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... On February 2, 1987, University officials designated this newly designed space (then called "Conley Plaza") to be a "speaker's corner," allowing anyone to speak here without a permit.

Kuhlman Court is one of MU History Tour.

9. Kuhlman Court

Hitt St (at Rollins St), Columbia, MO
College Quad · University of Missouri · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... a street was here once, called Kuhlman Court; where small homes existed for faculty and students to live and work in. To the dismay of many, this nostalgic site was demolished in 1984.

Stankowski Field is one of MU History Tour.

10. Stankowski Field

810 Tiger Ave (at Rollins St), Columbia, MO
College Track · University of Missouri · 8 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Anton Stankowski was an MU athlete, coach, and director of the University's intramural athletic program for nearly 40 years.

Mumford Hall is one of MU History Tour.

11. Mumford Hall

1100 University Ave (at Hitt St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... In the early days of the University, the College of Agriculture played a huge role in Mizzou history. This building is named after F.B. Mumford, the Dean of Agriculture for 35 years!

Waters Hall is one of MU History Tour.

12. Waters Hall

1112 University Ave, Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 10 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Waters Hall is more than 100 years old! It was named after Henry J. Waters, the Dean of Agriculture. He also happened to be a Mizzou graduate: class of '86 — 1886, that is.

Ellis Library is one of MU History Tour.

13. Ellis Library

1020 Lowry St (btwn 9th & Hitt St), Columbia, MO
College Library · University of Missouri · 34 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Check out Ellis Library, where more than 2 million volumes make it largest research library in the state and one of the best university libraries in the country. The main building was opened in 1916!

Middlebush Hall is one of MU History Tour.

14. Middlebush Hall

900 University Ave (at 9th St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 7 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... This place is named for Frederick Middlebush, President from 1935-54. Among other things, he was known for his love of ping-pong, and held competitions in the Residence on the Quad!

Lee Hills Hall is one of MU History Tour.

15. Lee Hills Hall

221 S 8th St (btwn 7th & 8th), Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Flat Branch · 7 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... before the construction of Lee Hills Hall, this was the location of a very popular YMCA. Students would often come here to go to the indoor swimming pool or bowling alley.

Lee Hills Hall is one of MU History Tour.

16. Lee Hills Hall

221 S 8th St (btwn 7th & 8th), Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Flat Branch · 7 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Vox, an arts and culture magazine, was the result of the Missourian's merge of Weekend, an entertainment weekly, and Ideas, the Sunday magazine.

Switzler Hall is one of MU History Tour.

17. Switzler Hall

412 S 6th St, Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Francis Quadrangle · 6 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Built in 1871, Switzler Hall is MU's oldest classroom building. Its bell tower used to ring daily, but now only rings on Tap Day or to honor the death of a member of the Mizzou family.

Switzler Hall is one of MU History Tour.

18. Switzler Hall

412 S 6th St, Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Francis Quadrangle · 6 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Switzler was originally called Scientific Hall, and was later named for Col. William Switzler, a 19th century Columbia newspaperman and member of the Board of Curators.

Townsend Hall is one of MU History Tour.

19. Townsend Hall

611 Conley Ave (at S 6th St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · Francis Quadrangle · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... This place was first known as the Education Building while serving as an elementary and high school. It was later named for Loran Townsend, the Dean of Education from 1945 to 1963.

20. Noyes Hall

408 S 6th St, Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · Francis Quadrangle · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Named for Guy Lincoln Noyes, former dean of the School of Medicine. Noyes Hall was originally built and served as a hospital for the School of Medicine.

Hill Hall is one of MU History Tour.

21. Hill Hall

506 S 6th St (at Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · Francis Quadrangle · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Hill Hall is named for A. Ross Hill who, from 1908 to 1921, served as the University president. This building presently houses many campus administrative offices.

McAlester Hall is one of MU History Tour.

22. McAlester Hall

320 S 6th St (at Elm St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · Francis Quadrangle · 4 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... McAlester Hall was named for Dr. Andrew W. McAlester, former dean of the School of Medicine and was built to provide space for the School of Medicine, although the school later moved.

Agriculture Building is one of MU History Tour.

23. Agriculture Building

700 Hitt St (at Rollins St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 6 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... In 1905, Mizzou agriculture students established the Farmers’ Fair, one of the most successful (and controversial) student-run activities on Campus. It was held annually through 1957.

Agriculture Building is one of MU History Tour.

24. Agriculture Building

700 Hitt St (at Rollins St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 6 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... The College of Agriculture, established in 1870, is one of the foundations upon which Mizzou was built! It now is the hub of the College of Agriculture, and Food and Natural Resources.

Student Success Center is one of MU History Tour.

25. Student Success Center

909 Lowry St (btwn 9th & Hitt St), Columbia, MO
General College & University · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Built in 1923, this building once housed the Missouri Bookstore. In January 1999, the University purchased the building and renovated it for use as the Student Success Center.

Cornell Hall is one of MU History Tour.

26. Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Ave (at Rollins St), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 30 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Built in 1999, Cornell Hall became one of the largest buildings on campus at 153,000-gross-square-feet! What was here before Cornell's construction? A parking lot.

Walter Williams Hall is one of MU History Tour.

27. Walter Williams Hall

311 S 9th St (at Elm St), Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Francis Quadrangle · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Walter Williams started the world's first school of journalism here at the University of Missouri. It's been recognized as one of the top journalism schools ever since!

Walter Williams Hall is one of MU History Tour.

28. Walter Williams Hall

311 S 9th St (at Elm St), Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Francis Quadrangle · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Completed in 1936, this building gave more space for Journalism School. Walter Williams, the founder and first dean of the School of Journalism in 1908, later served as MU's president.

Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center is one of MU History Tour.

29. Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

813 Virginia Ave (btwn Rollins & Lake St), Columbia, MO
Student Center · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Before its construction in 1998, the Black Culture Center was originally located near where Virginia Avenue Garage is today.

Clydesdale Hall is one of MU History Tour.

30. Clydesdale Hall

900 E Campus Dr, Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · 2 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... This building's name comes from the Clydesdale horses made famous by Anheuser-Busch. Anheuser-Busch was the principal private donor to the building project.

Crowder Hall is one of MU History Tour.

31. Crowder Hall

918 Tiger Ave (at Kentucky Blvd), Columbia, MO
Military Base · University of Missouri · 2 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Crowder Hall was named for the University's most distinguished military alumnus, Enoch Crowder, and was the headquarters for campus military activity in the 1930s for threats of war.

Swallow Hall is one of MU History Tour.

32. Swallow Hall

507 S 9th St, Columbia, MO
General College & University · Francis Quadrangle · 2 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Swallow Hall is named for George Clinton Swallow, MU’s first professor of geology. The building originally held the geology and geography departments, but today it houses anthropology.

33. Parker Hall

406 S 6th St, Columbia, MO
College Administrative Building · Francis Quadrangle · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Named for William L. Parker, of Columbia, this structure was built in 1899 for the School of Medicine. When University Hospital was completed in 1955, the school was moved there.

34. Conley House

602 Sanford St (at Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · University of Missouri · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... The building at 602 Sanford Place is one of the oldest homes in the Columbia area. Built by Sanford F. Conley, a dry goods merchant, it today houses the General Education Program.

Tate Hall is one of MU History Tour.

35. Tate Hall

59 S 9th St (at Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Academic Building · Francis Quadrangle · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Named for Lee R. Tate, a graduate of the MU Law School who died in the World War I, Tate Hall served as the MU Law School until 1988. The English department now occupies the building.

Jesse Hall is one of MU History Tour.

36. Jesse Hall

801 Conley Rd, Columbia, MO
College Administrative Building · Francis Quadrangle · 10 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Originally called the Academic Building, this place was built to replace Academic Hall that burned in 1892. It was renamed in 1922, honoring former University President Richard Jesse.

Jesse Hall is one of MU History Tour.

37. Jesse Hall

801 Conley Rd, Columbia, MO
College Administrative Building · Francis Quadrangle · 10 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... For the centennial of Francis Quadrangle, a monument for Richard H. Jesse was placed west of Jesse Hall’s main entrance. Jesse was instrumental in rebuilding after the fire of 1892.

Swallow Hall is one of MU History Tour.

38. Swallow Hall

507 S 9th St, Columbia, MO
General College & University · Francis Quadrangle · 2 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Fast fact: In September 1931, a tornado hit Swallow Hall causing an extensive amount of damage!

39. Carnahan Quadrangle

Missouri Ave (btwn Rollins St & Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Quad · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... During the Civil War, MU was used by the Union as a guardhouse, housing Confederate prisoners. Memorial Gateway (at the entrance to the Quad) was created in honor of those who fought.

40. Carnahan Quadrangle

Missouri Ave (btwn Rollins St & Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Quad · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... During the first 50 years of the University, a large lake was located on this Quad and was a popular place for boating in the summer and ice skating during the winter!

41. Carnahan Quadrangle

Missouri Ave (btwn Rollins St & Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Quad · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Before this beautiful stretch of land was cleaned up in 1993, this area consisted of parking lots, private housing and businesses.

42. Carnahan Quadrangle

Missouri Ave (btwn Rollins St & Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Quad · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... The South Quad, now known as Carnahan Quadrangle, was named in honor of former Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, who was killed in a plane crash in 2000.

43. Carnahan Quadrangle

Missouri Ave (btwn Rollins St & Conley Ave), Columbia, MO
College Quad · University of Missouri · 3 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: At one time, ivy grew on five of the Columns. The sixth was barren because, as the story goes, over a woman's love, a fight between two soldiers ended with one of them being shot at the column's base!

Plaza 900 is one of MU History Tour.

44. Plaza 900

900 Virginia Ave, Columbia, MO
College Cafeteria · University of Missouri · 19 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... before Plaza 900's construction in 2004, a wide row of tennis courts for student use were located where you're standing now.

Memorial Student Union is one of MU History Tour.

45. Memorial Student Union

518 Hitt St, Columbia, MO
Student Center · University of Missouri · 21 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Memorial Tower stood alone from 1926 until 1952 and is approximately 140 feet tall. The North Wing was the first to be completed in 1952. The South Wing was finally finished in 1963.

MU Student Center is one of MU History Tour.

46. MU Student Center

8.0
901 E Rollins St (at Hitt St), Columbia, MO
Student Center · University of Missouri · 53 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Before the creation of the Student Center, a building called Brady Commons occupied this space for almost 50 years! The Student Center improves upon what was once here -- check it out!

North Hall is one of MU History Tour.

47. North Hall

400 Kentucky Blvd (at Providence Rd), Columbia, MO
College Residence Hall · University of Missouri · 2 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Before the construction of South, North & Center in 2006, three older residence halls were located here: Smith, Donnelly & Blair Halls.

Lathrop Hall is one of MU History Tour.

48. Lathrop Hall

1003 Tiger Ave (at Kentucky Blvd), Columbia, MO
College Residence Hall · University of Missouri · 4 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Believe it or not, this is actually the second incarnation of Lathrop Hall. The original building, built in 1899, was located to the west of Jesse Hall. It was torn down in the 1960s.

South Hall is one of MU History Tour.

49. South Hall

404 Kentucky Blvd (at Providence Rd), Columbia, MO
College Residence Hall · University of Missouri · 4 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Before the construction of South, North & Center in 2006, three older residence halls were located here: Smith, Donnelly & Blair Halls.

Missouri School of Journalism is one of MU History Tour.

50. Missouri School of Journalism

9th St (at Elm St), Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Francis Quadrangle · 7 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... The two stone lions in the J-School archway were a gift from the Chinese government in 1931. Not only were they carved at the birthplace of Confucius, but they are over 600 years old!

Neff Hall is one of MU History Tour.

51. Neff Hall

309 S 9th St (at Elm St), Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Francis Quadrangle · 6 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... This place was named for former Kansas City Mayor Jay H. Neff, who founded agricultural publications. His son, Ward, a Journalism School graduate, provided funds for its construction.

Neff Hall is one of MU History Tour.

52. Neff Hall

309 S 9th St (at Elm St), Columbia, MO
College Communications Building · Francis Quadrangle · 6 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... In 1920, Neff Hall included its own printing press that enlarged the six-column, four-page Missourian to an eight-column, eight-page newspaper -- a large accomplishment for its time.

Stankowski Field is one of MU History Tour.

53. Stankowski Field

810 Tiger Ave (at Rollins St), Columbia, MO
College Track · University of Missouri · 8 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Originally called Rollins Field, the Mizzou Tigers football team played here until 1926 and the baseball team until 1959. Turf replaced the grass in 1996, as Stankowski is known today.

Truman's Landing & RP10 Parking Lot is one of MU History Tour.

54. Truman's Landing & RP10 Parking Lot

5.3
Research Park Dr (at S Providence Rd), Columbia, MO
Parking · University of Missouri · 5 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... before this parking lot was here, Reactor Field provided a large, grass recreation field for students. The field was paved in 2005 to create this parking lot.

Virginia Avenue Parking Structure is one of MU History Tour.

55. Virginia Avenue Parking Structure

901 Virginia Ave (at Lake St), Columbia, MO
Parking · University of Missouri · 7 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Before the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure was built in 2002, there was a parking lot in this location. This garage was MU's sixth, and added nearly 1,000 spaces for drivers.

Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium is one of MU History Tour.

56. Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium

9.1
1100 S Providence Rd (at Stadium Blvd), Columbia, MO
College Stadium · University of Missouri · 24 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Don Faurot was coach of Mizzou football from 1935-56. His game record? 101 won, 79 lost and 10 tied; his teams appeared in the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and twice in the Gator Bowl!

Pickard Hall is one of MU History Tour.

57. Pickard Hall

405 S 9th St, Columbia, MO
College Arts Building · Francis Quadrangle · 5 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... This place was originally called the Chemical Building but was later renamed for Dr. John Pickard, who founded the department of art history and archaeology.

Lafferre Hall is one of MU History Tour.

58. Lafferre Hall

416 S 6th St (at E Stewart Rd), Columbia, MO
College Engineering Building · Francis Quadrangle · 10 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: St. Patrick's Day 1910: Engineering students crafted a huge paper mule, hanging from a wire stretching high above the Quad. The animal then exploded, showering shamrocks onto confused onlookers below.

Lafferre Hall is one of MU History Tour.

59. Lafferre Hall

416 S 6th St (at E Stewart Rd), Columbia, MO
College Engineering Building · Francis Quadrangle · 10 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Engineering Building East (EBE) was renamed Lafferre Hall in 2004 after receiving a gift of $7.5 million from Tom and Nell Lafferre, former MU students.

Lowry Mall is one of MU History Tour.

60. Lowry Mall

Lowry Mall (btwn Ninth & Hitt St), Columbia, MO
Plaza · University of Missouri · 2 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... Lowry Mall was once a roadway called Lowry St, until the early 1980s. But the path was so overrun with pedestrian traffic that it was converted into an open plaza for students to roam.

Reynolds Alumni Center is one of MU History Tour.

61. Reynolds Alumni Center

8.0
700 Conley Ave (at Tiger Ave), Columbia, MO
College Administrative Building · University of Missouri · 5 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... This place is named for Donald W. Reynolds, a School of Journalism alumnus. The building brought alumni activities to the center of campus from its old location (near Reactor Field).

Sanborn Field is one of MU History Tour.

62. Sanborn Field

College Ave (btwn Rollins St & Bouchelle Ave), Columbia, MO
Farm · 1 tip

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... This field has been the site of research investigations on soil treatments, erosion, and other tasks since 1888. It was designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1965.

KOMU-TV is one of MU History Tour.

63. KOMU-TV

5550 Highway 63 S, Columbia, MO
TV Station · 5 tips and reviews

MizzouMizzou: Did you know... KOMU started transmitting from its 794-foot tower on December 21, 1953. It is still the only university-owned commercial network affiliate with a newsroom used for training students.