Harris A. Peterson Gazebo is highlighted in pink on the campus map

Location on Campus
The Harris A. Peterson Gazebo's primary location is on the Campus Mall in the northeast corner, just south of Sahlstrom Conference Center and Sargeant Student Center.

Harris A. Peterson Gazebo
2900 University Ave, Crookston MN 56716

Points of Interest

  • Centennial Park Gardens and Boulder Memorials.

  • The Gazebo is used for many outdoor events for both UMN Crookston the Crookston community (such as weddings and the annual Ox Cart Days Ice Cream Social).

Building History
Harris A. Peterson
Harris A. Peterson

The Harris A. Peterson Gazebo was constructed during May and June of 2000. It was dedicated at the 2000 NWSA All-School Reunion on June 24, 2000.

Gazebo Marker
Gazebo Marker Commemorates the NWSA

A special marker inlaid in the base of the gazebo commemorates the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA), UMN Crookston's precursor from 1905-1968. During that time 5433 alumni passed through the NWSA. Many of those former "Aggies" went on to become regional agricultural, business, and community leaders. The marker recognizes Harris A. Peterson, an NWSA alum who donated $50,000 toward the project. Additional markers will eventually be added to the park and garden to recognize contributions of other UMN Crookston and NWSA alumni and to commemorate other events.