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Mizzou Columns

I love wandering around town and capturing the sights. One of my favorite subjects? The columns on the Mizzou campus.

Columns at university of missouri Columbia

I love capturing them in different lighting and at different angles.

sunflare over mizzou columns in the quad

As for the history of the Mizzou columns, the columns were part of the portico on Academic Hall. The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 and Academic Hall was the first building on campus.

On January 9th, 1892 Academic Hall was destroyed by fired. The columns were all that remained. After a brief period where they were thought to be unsafe and it was suggested they be taken down, the community rallied around saving them. They are now part of the center of the Francis Quad on the Mizzou campus.

jesse hall as seen through the mizzou columns

Tradition now has the incoming Freshman class do the “Tiger Walk” which is a walk…run…through the columns towards Jesse Hall to signify the beginning of the academic start at Mizzou.

Columbia Mo UMC columns on Francis Quad

I went to Mizzou

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, my husband went to Mizzou, my sons went to Mizzou…and my great aunt went to Mizzou and was one of the first woman to go to Journalism school there. I still have an old black & white photo from her days at Mizzou that she gave me when I started at Mizzou. I’m sure I’ll head out to capture the perfect Mizzou column photograph again…and again.

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  • Gene Kuehnle-Art Director March 15, 2012, 10:17 am

    Hi Kay,

    Hope this finds you well. Today is Thursday, March 15.
    My name is Gene Kuehnle an Art Director with ZeisGroup Marketing in St. Louis.
    I would like to talk with you about usage rights and costs for one of your Jesse Hall/Columns photographs.
    Specifically the first one pictured in this group above. Jesse Hall in the distance, Columns in foreground.
    Please advise if we may have royalty free type pricing with unlimited usage for this photograph.

    Looking forward to speaking with you. My number is 314.966.4019 ext. 317
    Best regards,