Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Fjelstad Hall

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Institution Name: Concordia College (MN)
Original/Historic Place Name: Fjelstad Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1938original construction Ingemann, William M.
Designer: William M. Ingemann (St. Paul, MN)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: Kasota stone
Roof: red wood shingles
1938-present (2006)residence hall (women's)

Fjelstad Hall is a women's dormitory that is home to 134 first-year and upperclass women. It was built during the Great Depression as the first phase of an ambitious campus plan and is arguably the most beautiful building on campus. Fjelstad is also home to the Frida Nilsen Lounge, often used for campus meetings and by outside organizations. The lower level of Fjelstad Hall, the Cornerstone, is designed to provide office space for college-recognized student organizations.


Englehardt, Carroll. On Firm Foundation Grounded: The First Century of Concordia College (1891-1991). Moorhead, MN: Concordia College, 1991.


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