This courtyard is a memorial to Albert L. Ordean. It contains the statue of Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut (credited with discovering Duluth), which was created by Jackques Lipchitz with funds provided by Mr. Ordean.
William R. Bagley Nature Area
This 13-acre tract is a unique study and recreational area immediately adjacent to campus. Included in the area are two miles of nature trails, an observation deck, and flora of unusual diversity. The William R. Bagely family donated much of the area included in the arboretum to the University.
Build in 2009 exclusively by UMD Facilities Management staff. The building is designed to be LEED Certified Platinum. The 1,400 square-foot building boasts a roof-top vegetable garden, composting toilets, an outdoor fireplace, high-performance windows, and a photovoltaic system that collects sunlight and converts it to energy. This building generates more energy than it uses.
Owned by the University of Minnesota and located at 3300 London Road is the historic estate that was built between 1905 and 1908 by the Congdon Family. Chester Congdon made his living in the iron ore business and was the richest man in Minnesota at the time of his death in 1916. Tours of the mansion and grounds are given daily, and more information can be found at www.glensheen.org.