Main Building Fire & Reconstruction (1903)


Main Building Fire & Reconstruction (1903)


On the night of April 9, 1903, the Main Building of St. Edward's University was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. The collection contains photographs taken in the aftermath of the fire through the rebuilding of Main.


St. Edward's University Archives & Special Collections





Items in the Main Building Fire & Reconstruction (1903) Collection


Front side view of the new Main Building as it is nearing the end of construction.
[New Main Building]

View of the construction on Main Building showing the part of the original building that were saved and used in the new building.
[New Main Building Side]

Front side view of the new Main Building nearing the completion of construction.
[Main Building Side]

Side view of Main Building showing the walls being removed to prepare for construction of new building.

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