All these posts about the chapel got started by a trip to see the inside of the tower at the RMC. Grungy came into the archives with some cockamamie story about a student living in there years ago, so we went to check it out. It turned out, amazingly, to be true. There was plenty of evidence of inhabitation, including a refrigerator, old stereo equipment, wiring, rudimentary plumbing and a space where there had once been an air conditioner. A bold and interesting idea, doomed to failure.
But here’s what really caught my eye:
Here’s where it came from:
It’s the faculty chamber in Lovett Hall, now called the Founder’s Room. It’s been remodeled multiple times and I have no idea when they were taken out. I’ve been told that the chandelier attachment that once belonged to this fan is hanging in the Humanities Building. It sure looks like it. I’d like to get that fan down, but I don’t know how it would be done. Which just makes me marvel all the more about the guy who got it up there.