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Harris-Stowe Dedicates New Buildings


Residence hall, new dining facility named for Freeman Bosley Jr.



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Among the dignitaries present at the Harris-Stowe dedication were, from left: Henry Givens Jr., president of Harris-Stowe State University (in navy suit) and his wife, Belma; former St. Louis mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. (center); Congressman William Lacy Clay; Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder; members of the Harris-Stowe State University Board of Curators; and other officials. (click for larger version)
August 24, 2011
A dedication and naming ceremony to mark the opening of a second residence hall and new student dining facility at Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) was held Aug. 12.

The recently completed 65,000 square foot, four-story structure is designed to enhance the college living experience by offering state-of-the-art living amenities for all HSSU students, in particular freshmen.

The facilities were named in honor of attorney Freeman R. Bosley, Jr., the first African-American mayor of the city of St. Louis and long-time advocate of Harris-Stowe State University.

Harris-Stowe has been dedicated to serving the educational needs of the St. Louis community for more than 150 years. The university became a residential campus in 2006, when it opened its first residence hall named in honor of Rev. Dr. William G. Gillespie. Since that time, there has consistently been a waiting list of students seeking to live on campus.

Ground was broken for the new residence hall in July 2010. The year-long, $15 million construction project was managed by KWAME Building Group. Architectural services were provided by Grice Group Architects and Trivers Associates Architects. K&S Construction is the general contractor.

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