With the completion of the new physics building (Brockman Hall), the old one is close to empty until its new occupants move in later this summer after some renovations. I’ve taken this opportunity to look around in there a little bit and take some pictures. (By the way, C.W. McCullagh is the winner of the first Campus Quiz, correctly identifying the location of the chalk holder as the Physics Auditorium. No prize, CW, just respect.)
One of the things we tend to forget (or at least I do), is that the first biology lab was in this building. I was reminded of it when I came across a pile of old stools way down in the basement.
Sadly, I immediately knew where I had seen these stools before. Here’s a picture of the biology lab in about 1954–I can’t tell you how badly I wish I could get my hands on some of those horrifying things in the cases!
Just in case you doubt me, here’s a close up of one of the stools that I liberated from the basement and brought to the Woodson where it will live safely and comfortably for the rest of its days. Note the gentle curve at the bottom of the legs:
I’ll post more about this building when I can. There’s quite a bit of interest in there.