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Stranded by the Snow, Student Finally Gets Home
The Gonzaga University campus was a beautiful blanket of white crystals sparkling like diamonds in the sun, but it began to snow again and showed no sign of stopping the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 17 as Gonzaga sophomore Nathan Blamey finished his last exam and prepared to fly home to San Jose, California for Christmas.
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Snow Photo Slideshow
Jan. - Apr.
"Violence" Exhibition @ Jundt Art Museum

Jan. 23, 7:30 PM
GU Theatre's 'The Winter's Tale' Opens

Jan. 28, 6:30 PM
"Inspired to Learn" presents Vikas Gumbhir at the Denver Country Club in Denver

Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
The fourth Cardoner Retreat

Feb. 6 - 8
The fourth Freshmen Retreat

Feb. 11, 8:30 AM
Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations

Feb. 12
Darwin Day Celebration

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By the mid-1890s, Gonzaga University needed another building to accommodate the growing number of students. A contract was signed with architects Henry Preusse and Julius Zittel for a new $100,000 building. Construction started in 1897. After the large blocks of granite were placed as the foundation, more than 1 million common bricks and 200,000 pressed brick for faceting were used. This photograph was taken when the pile was partly assembled. By the end of 1898, the walls and roof were finished. It took almost two years to complete construction. Occupying two city blocks, the Administration Building, now known as College Hall, was the largest building in Spokane at the time.
The Gonzaga University Administration Building, now College Hall, under construction, June 16, 1898.  For more detailed history about Gonzaga, visit: foley.gonzaga.edu/GUHistory. Photo and text courtesy of the GU Archives.