Decades After Destruction, Old Main Can Still Be Found

Jul 5, 2019

Old Main
Credit Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University's iconic Old Main building burned in 1969. While the structure is gone, remnants can still be found.

As SIU marks 150 years, WSIU is taking a closer look at where you can find Old Main.

SIU Board Gavel
Credit Jennifer Fuller/WSIU

Did you know, for example, that the gavel the SIU Board of Trustees uses is made from Old Main's salvaged wood?

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