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Centennial Hall (1971-2000)

Opened in May 1971, Centennial Hall was designed by S.C. Smiley and Associates and built by Wahl Construction. Centennial Hall cost $4 million to build and had 178,400 square feet of floor space, seating for 2,200 people, and the capacity for 470,000 books. Centennial Hall, named to honor 100th anniversary of the founding of St. Cloud State University in 1869, served as the university's library until 2000 when the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center opened. Centennial Hall is now home to the Herberger Business School.

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Card catalog, Centennial Hall (1971), St. Cloud State University

Card catalog, Centennial Hall (1971), St. Cloud State University

Centennial Hall (1971), exterior, St. Cloud State University

Centennial Hall (1971), exterior, St. Cloud State University

Students study at the Centennial Hall (1971) sunken lounge, St. Cloud State University

Students study at the Centennial Hall (1971) sunken lounge, St. Cloud State University

A student uses a computer, Centennial Hall (1971), St. Cloud State University

A student uses a computer, Centennial Hall (1971), St. Cloud State University


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James W. Miller Learning Resources Center (2000-present)