University of Washington Campus, October 2004
The University of Washington was founded in 1861 as the Territorial University of Washington, in just one building, and with initially just one professor who taught Latin, Greek, English, history, algebra, and physiology. In 1889 Washington became a state, and in 1895 classes started in Denny Hall, the original building of the present campus. In 1909 the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition took place in Seattle, partly with the intent of developing the campus. UW now enrolls almost 40,000 students on the Seattle campus alone, which comprises 218 buildings on 693 acres.