Since classes were first held at the Stearns House on September 15, 1869, the physical campus of St. Cloud State has drastically changed and expanded. Except for the period between 1946 and 1974, in which the campus grew in leaps and bounds, much of that change was slow.
With the Baby Boomer generation coming of age, the period between 1958 and 1974 proved to be exciting but somewhat controversial. A vibrant neighborhood was quickly displaced by a rapidly expanding St. Cloud State that needed classroom and housing space fast for a new generation of students.
These images, all from University Archives, show campus by air from 1930 to 2005.
For more detail, see the University Archives' online exhibit From Normal to University: The St. Cloud State Campus Since 1869.
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