Minard Hall

North Dakota State University Walking Tour

Minard Hall

Fargo, North Dakota 58105, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University

Point of Interest Details

Originally named Science Hall, Minard was built in 1902. The building was built in three stages. The first stage housed the science departments such as biology, geology, horticulture, and mathematics. In 1918, A fourth floor was added and this was where the museum was suppose to be laid out. Finally, a third section of the building was built in 1929. This building was named in honor of Dean A. E. Minard, who spent 46 years at NDAC. However, the building collapsed in on itself in 2011. Construction and remodeling soon began and it was not completed until 2013. Currently, it houses four different colleges with 17 classrooms, computer labs, as well as the psychology lab in the basement devoted to research. There is also a

coffee shop located in the connection between Minard and the Reineke Fine Arts Center. The 4th floor use to be where the dances were held in the 1920s. [1] [2]

Legend has it that a janitor went up there the morning after the dance and found two people murdered. The investigators thought it was a double homicide. In the 1960s the 4th floor was changed to a zoology lab, but there still were some reports saying that students felt a “presence” up there. [3]

  1. Bedsaul, Jason. "NDSU Archives Main Page: Timeline." Accessed October 15, 2016. https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/
  2. North Dakota State University. "Minard Hall." Accessed October 15, 2016. https://www.ndsu.edu/alphaindex/buildings/Building::381
  3. The Shadowland. "Haunted Places in North Dakota." Accessed October 15, 2016. http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/northdakota.htm
  4. Photo by NDSU Archives, https://flic.kr/p/8gkLhy

This point of interest is part of the tour: North Dakota State University Walking Tour


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