Acadia University Series

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UNIVERSITY HALL

UNIVERSITY HALL

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Signed & Matted Limited Edition Print 8" x 10" 

$15  each. (plus shipping $4.) 

Set of all 6 Prints. $70 (plus shipping $8)

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UNIVERSITY HALL

University Hall, as we wee it today, is the third building in succession occupying this site; each justly claiming to be the focal point of college life in its time.  The first College Hall was begun in 1843 for the new dissenters’ college, renamed Acadia after suffering a Royal rebuke for initially adopting the name Queen’s College.  Royal favour was not the only thing in short supply….funds were, as well, and thus it was that the first College Hall was “built without money”, with students exchanging labour for tuition, and townsmen donating material for a project that took more than a decade to complete.  By the time this quite handsome building burned on December 2, 1877 Acadia had become quite well endowed and had no trouble quickly rebuilding to the tune of $20,000.  Forty-three years later, to the day, the second College Hall also went up in smoke, and Acadia was challenged by more than rebuilding.  There was great pressure and financial incentives to amalgamate Nova Scotia’s colleges, but, while nearby Kings College succumbed to the urban pull, Baptist stalwarts stood their ground and the raising of this new and quite grand College Hall in 1924 signaled Acadia’ proud and enduring independence.