Morrill Hall

North Dakota State University Walking Tour

Morrill Hall

Fargo, North Dakota 58105, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University

Point of Interest Details

This building is dedicated to man that made land grant universities possible, Justin Smith Morrill. He was a U.S. Representative that saw that value of scholarship, teaching, learning, and culture. So on July 2nd, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Land Grant Act into law. What is interesting is that each land grant school has a Morrill Hall. Iowa State? Their Morrill Hall is an Art Museum. The University of Tennessee? It is a residence hall.

The construction of the building began in 1922. It is the only campus building solely devoted to agriculture. The original name for the building was the Agricultural Building, but on NDSU's 75th Anniversary, it was renamed to Morrill Hall. It now holds the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. [1] [2]

  1. Bedsaul, Jason. "NDSU Archives Main Page: Timeline." Accessed October 15, 2016.
  2. North Dakota State University. "Morrill Hall." Accessed October 15, 2016.
  3. Photo by Courtney Johnson.
  4. Photo by NDSU Archives,

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


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