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Ceres Hall, North Dakota Agricultural College
Ceres Hall, North Dakota Agricultural College
TitleCeres Hall, North Dakota Agricultural College
Date of Original1922-05-06
DescriptionDistance photograph of Ceres Hall, women's dormitory, taken across 12th Avenue North from the (original) Theta Chi fraternity house, that was located at 1316 12th Avenue North.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectColleges & Universities
Subject (LCTGM)Buildings
Carts & wagons
Utility poles
Organization NameCeres Hall (Fargo, N.D.)
North Dakota State University
Theta Chi. Phi Chapter (North Dakota State University)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 12th Avenue N. - 1300 block
Negative Number3255b
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNorth Dakota Agricultural College (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Campus from Theta Chi House"
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryCeres Hall was the first women's dormitory on the North Dakota Agricultural College campus. Ceres was not the first name choice for the building. In April of 1950, Mrs. Jessamine Slaughter Burgum wrote "When the question came up to build Ceres Hall, it was suggested to name it after the first girl student, who had enrolled from Bismarck. It was agreed, and one trustee asked, 'What was her name?' 'Why, Jessie Slaughter, from Bismarck.' 'Oh, then the students will be calling it 'the Slaughter House' instead of Slaughter Hall, ' so they decided to call it Ceres Hall after the Goddess of Wheat." (Hunter, Beacon Across the Prairie, p. 35).
"Classical Revival, three stories and full story attic. Yellow brick with sandstone trim, jack-arch lintels and keystones over second story windows; sandstone sills and belt courses; symmetrical facade with two off-center projecting four story tower/entrances. Romanic Ionic capitals atop engaged pilasters on south and west facades. Hancock Brothers, architects." (National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form, Summer 1982, p. 4)
External ResourceSee also NDSU Archives Building History web site:
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionNDSU University Archives Glass Negative Collection
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (GPN 3255b)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by the University Archives.
Digital IDua000222
Original Sourceglass negative
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