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Gage CenterIn Minnesota State University, Mankato's Gage Community Center, over 50,000 students have lived in the Gage since it was completed in 1965—and many of them have fond memories about their one-time home.

The Gage complex was designed to hold 1,136 students, but may have been home to as many as 1,272 students at any one time. At its construction, Gage was the largest single dormitory in the Minnesota State College System. Gage originally started out as having A Tower set aside for men, and B Tower set aside for women. Through the years, Gage became co-ed by floor.

Construction on the 135-foot towers began in 1964 and was completed in time for the first students to move in for the 1965-66 school year. When Gage opened in 1965-66, the total cost of room and board for one academic year was $630. In Gage’s final academic year, 2011-12, that cost was $6,555. Minnesota State Mankato took action and imploded Gage on June, 29th 2013. Watch the Implosion

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