Gustavus Adolphus Hall Fire

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Title

Gustavus Adolphus Hall Fire

Subject

Susquehanna University
Gustavus Adolphus Hall
Schools--Fires and fire prevention
Dormitories--Fires and fire prevention

Description

During the 1964 school year, fire overcame Gustavus Adolphus Hall, home to freshman students and a campus center. Students were recruited to help control the fire, as there were not enough firefighters. In fear that the fire would spread to the neighboring buildings (Bogar Hall and Selinsgrove Hall), filing cabinets containing student records were removed from the buildings. Luckily the fire did not spread to other buildings, however Gustavus Aldolphus Hall was destroyed.

Date

1964

Contributor

Susquehanna University Archives

Type

Image

Coverage

Selinsgrove, PA

Citation

“Gustavus Adolphus Hall Fire,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed August 11, 2022, https://pahistoryharvest.omeka.net/items/show/425.

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