Three Wooden Buildings
Slippery Rock Normal School opened its doors to students in 1889 for the purpose of training school teachers for local communities. To the students and faculty at this time, the campus would have been rather small, consisting of three wooden buildings. These buildings served as dormitories, a place for religious worship, and classrooms for academic pursuits. The three buildings were North Hall, the Chapel, and South Hall.They were heated by steam, lit with natural gas, and had running water.