This Acrylic Fridge Magnet Shows off Jesse Hall, the Heart of the University of Missouri
Located prominently in the University of Missouri's "Quad" (central green space), Jesse Hall is the University's premier symbol and one of the campus' most beautiful buildings. Founded in 1839, the University of Missouri is the oldest institution of higher learning in the nation west of the Mississippi River. The campus' original focal piece, the Academic Hall, burned in the 1890s and was replaced by Jesse Hall in 1893. Only six stone columns from the original building's facade remain in front of Jesse Hall as a testament to the earlier structure. The building sets a striking image on the horizon, with its distinctive dome rising nine stories and its impressive Federalist brick and white facade. The Hall is also the site of the Jesse Auditorium, which is the preferred locale for many of the cultural events, both those that visit the University from elsewhere as well as local talent.
The University of Missouri is the Flagship Campus of the State's Higher Education
Located in the city of Columbia, the University of Missouri is the centerpiece of Missouri's educational system. It is home to 27,000 undergraduates and almost 8,000 graduate students and is a center for not tonly education, but also research. Prominent graduates include the lead engineer of the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) William F. Baker, cybergeneticist and Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock and international superstar Brad Pitt. The University's sports teams, the "Missouri Tigers," are the state's premier NCAA Division I sports team, and during football games Faurot Field can house over 70,000 spectators. Many visitors come to see the central "Red Campus," so named for its historic brick buildings built around the Francis Quadrangle, including Jesse Hall, the Memorial Union Tower and Switzler Hall.