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Northwestern University

Interior View

University Hall spire with oak tree in foreground

The oldest and most iconic of Northwestern’s buildings, University Hall is replete with history. Built in 1869 in High Victorian Gothic style, it once housed a chapel, a museum and a library, as well as society rooms and a chemical lab. Renovations over the years have removed much of the historic patina from University Hall’s interior, but hints of its storied past remain: in its arched windows and entrances, a long-silent bell tower and a mysterious “1913” carved into its limestone walls. 

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