This is a 1930s photo of Springer Hall. For many years this was the main classroom and administration building on campus. It was approximately at the current location of Burris Hall.
In the early 1920s, Springer Hall caught fire in sub-zero weather. The shell of the building was covered in ice. Springer Hall was rebuilt and resumed its place at the center of campus life.
This was the state of Springer Hall after the 1920s fire.
For another three decades Springer Hall was an essential part of campus.
Then in the mid 1950s another fire struck.
After the second fire, Springer was demolished (c. 1955).
Some of the stone blocks can still be seen around campus and throughout Las Vegas.
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