The Back of the Chemistry Building

OK, I know I promised Elections Part II today, but frankly that just isn’t going to happen. We’re in the throes of a building cleanout program in Science and Engineering and it’s organized mayhem for me right now.

I have, however, a rare treat, a picture that includes the back side of the Chemistry Building, quite possibly the least photographed spot on campus. (If you’ll recall, we saw the only other such photo I know of here, in the group of shots taken from the top of Herman Brown in the 1980s.)

I ran across this one the other day while I was trying to track down the stealthy movements of the Tau Beta Pi bent through the Engineering Quad. We’re seeing it through the skeleton of the Mechanical Engineering Building:

Back of Chem Building Mech Lab scrapbook 1985

It’s a bad, obstructed view of the back of the Chemistry Building, but you can’t deny that that’s the back of the Chemistry Building.

Bonus: I found this while cleaning out a lab in Anderson Biology. It’s the very first kind of computer I ever used, an IBM XT.


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4 Responses to The Back of the Chemistry Building

  1. Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen '82) says:

    In technology terms, that PC-XT is as decrepit as the sorry cabinet it is sitting on.

  2. Grungy says:

    Did you find any 8″ floppy drives?
    One of Stan’s recent donations could be read if we could find one that works…

  3. Kathy says:

    Seeing the floppy drive bay sure did bring back memories for me!

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