Fire at Mizzou

On January 9, 1892, a fire engulfed Academic Hall on the campus of Mizzou. The massive blaze destroyed the original building on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia, leaving behind the six iconic columns as the only things standing. Many people wanted the columns to be toppled, but Mizzou Alumni Association President Gardiner Lathrop made a plea for them to remain. 

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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