The old, creaky, damp halls of North Hall, a campus building that was built in 1893, was said to be inhabited by a ghost named Nathaniel. North Hall was an old building at Concordia that no longer exists. North Hall was used as a hospital until 1919 when the college purchased the building and used it as a dormitory, a music building and a theater workshop. North Hall was located just north of 7th Street South on Concordia's Campus. Students who attended Concordia during the time when North Hall still existed described it as an "eerie place."
The wooden floors would creak, and groan whenever walked upon. The large ground floors would cause the building to echo at even the most quiet of sounds. The building had a small upstairs with minimal lighting and the basement was described as a "musty labyrinth of tunnels and rooms." Sounds like the perfect place for a ghost. It was said that North Hall was haunted by the ghost of Nathaniel. Students in the 1970s speculated that Nathaniel was a janitor who hung himself in the building. When North Hall was used as a music building in the 1950s, there were accounts of students hearing an organ being played when the doors were locked, and no one else was around.
Later, when North Hall was used for theater, theater students gave accounts of leaving the building with all of the lights turned off and doors closed for the night. When they would walk by later during the same night, they would often find that the lights of the building were all turned back on. There is much speculation that Nathaniel was also the ghost associated with the theater, which used to be located in Old Main. Since the destruction of Noth Hall, could Nathaniel still be haunting Concordia's Campus? Where is Nathaniel’s spirit now? Could Nathaniel be Al Gershbach, the Theater ghost?