Morrill Hall, the present-day home to the OSU English Department, is one of the oldest buildings still standing on the OSU-Stillwater campus. However, looking at the magnificent architecture of the building’s construction, the casual observer might be oblivious of the obstacles that had to be overcome in order to ensure the construction and maintenance of the building. Meeting the challenges of Morrill Hall would affect and guide the history of the campus that would eventually become Oklahoma State University.