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Winter 2006 | Volume 29, Number 1 | Campus

Peterson Hall, SPU's Second Oldest Building, Celebrates Its 100th Birthday in December

ON DECEMBER 18, 1905, a new Administration Building was dedicated at Seattle Seminary, later to become Seattle Pacific University. The building held the library, the chapel, the principal’s office, classrooms, and a large assembly hall. In the 1940s, it was renamed Peterson Hall in honor of Nils B. Peterson, who gave 5 acres of his homestead to establish the school in the 1890s.

Today Peterson Hall houses the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the School of Education, and sits between the University’s oldest and newest buildings: Alexander Hall and the new Science Building, built in 2003. “Peterson is a historical treasure of the University,” says Dean of the School of Education William Rowley, whose office is located on the building’s third floor.

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