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Fred Lynch

Albert Hall demolished

Posted Friday, October 8, 2010, at 7:30 AM

Southeast Missourian, Jan. 21, 1960

Old Albert Hall leaving the scene. This view to the northwest from atop one of the new women's dormitory units in Dearmont Quadrangle at State College, shows crews wrecking Albert Hall, a women's dormitory, preparatory to erection of another new unit of the dorm quadrangle. In the background is Academic Hall, and in the left foreground a corner of the quadrangle cafeteria shows. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)


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  • Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

    -- Posted by Lumpy on Fri, Oct 8, 2010, at 7:52 AM
  • This is what the area looked like from the air six years later.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Oct 8, 2010, at 8:24 AM
  • I knew our Central expert was there. He's every where! It's rumored he has a photo of Princess Otahki crossing the Mississippi and later going down the fire escape at Central Jr.

    -- Posted by SEMO72a on Fri, Oct 8, 2010, at 11:08 AM
  • i grew up behind albert @415 n pacific always wondered about a bathtub in a rock setting east of albert behind my house in a lot. ford groves lived behind us as did the kurka family

    -- Posted by fastphil on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 8:43 AM
  • Does anyone know when Old Albert Hall was built?

    -- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Sun, Oct 24, 2010, at 9:06 PM
    Fred Lynch
    Albert Hall was opened on March 7, 1905, for women students. The dormitory was erected by a private corporation and was acquired by the state in 1912. It was used for 54 years.