Founded 1901

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Founded 1901

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Founded 1901

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Old Main sits  vacant in the days following the Feb. 7, 1970 blaze which destroyed 28 classrooms throughout the Central, North and West portions of the structure. 19 rooms were also damaged in the East Wing (Hyer Hall) via water and smoke damage.

Remembering Old Main

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor February 4, 2020

Historical photograph depicts the Feb. 7, 1970 fire that destroyed Old Main Hall.

The burning history of Old Main Hall

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor January 20, 2020

Feb. 7, 1970 – The top song was "Venus" by The Shocking Blue, The "Hollywood Palace" aired on ABC for the final time, the United States was entrenched in fighting in the Vietnam War, and racial and...

When first constructed in 1868 the universitys bell would ring out at noon each day from atop Old Main Halls north tower.

Carillon of the bells

Scout Springgate, Staff Reporter September 24, 2018

Do you ever wonder about the bells you hear ring every day on around the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus? To many, the bells are just background noise as they traverse campus, but few actually...

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