Knox College

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Alumni Hall


When you visit Knox, you might see some construction going on around one of our most stately-looking structures: the historic Alumni Hall, which is currently undergoing a $12 million renovation.

The renovation of the century-old building will enrich the life of the Knox campus and the surrounding community with a beautiful, state-of-the-art venue for cultural events. Practical as well as aesthetic, the renewed building will serve as a cultural center, conference site, and a rich resource for heritage tourism surrounding the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad.

Alumni Hall, an outstanding example of the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building's cornerstone was laid by U.S. President Benjamin Harrison in 1890. The grand building forms part of the city's architectural core, facing City Hall and the Knox County Courthouse across from Standish Park -- a symbolic "front door" to Knox College for the Galesburg community.