Although Ceres Hall was the first women's dormitory on the North Dakota Agricultural College campus, it was not the first women's dormitory for the college on campus. The women were house in the Beals Dormitory building, which was located on Twelfth Avenue North. After renovations, the building "comfortably accommodate[d] fifty young ladies" (The Weekly Spectrum, Tuesday, October 1, 1907, p. 7). In 1909 the State Legislature approved the construction of a women's building on campus, allocating over $85,000 between 1908-10 for the construction of Ceres Hall. (Tenth Biennial Report, November 1, 1910, pp. 361, 364).
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