Altgeld Hall

Altgeld Hall

$ 10.00


In 1900, when the governor of Illinois - John Peter Altgeld - was approving funds for construction on campus, he stipulated they should look like castles on the Rhine River in Germany.  Why?  That's where he was from. 

There are four other castle-like structures in Illinois; you can find them on campus at Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.

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