Elections, Part III

While getting ready to refile the “Elections” folder, I realized that it contains one more minor mystery. This undated photo looks to me like real voting booths:

Elections nd where

But where are they? I don’t recognize this place, although I feel like I ought to.

Bonus: Uh oh.


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11 Responses to Elections, Part III

  1. Melissa Kean says:

    I was looking for something a bit more specific!

  2. Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen 1982) says:

    Double-arched ceiling, looks like limestone ribs. Brick or terra-cotta tile floor. From the light on the left, it almost looks like they are in a colonnade or archway which is outside somewhere. Or maybe inside a lobby area of an older building. Ooh, and there is a stairway on the far left that is made of suspended concrete risers. Reminds me of Bio, Geo, Spac buildings. But I am just guessing.

    • Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen 1982) says:

      Or maybe Hamman Hall?

      • Richard A. Schafer says:

        I think Gronke is right. That looks like the lobby of Hamman Hall to me. That’s where I remember voting being done for several years.

      • Keith Cooper says:

        Deborah is right. Voting occurred in the Hamman Hall lobby for a while. The photo captures nicely that unique Hamman Hall style.

    • Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen 1982) says:

      Wow, I amazed myself. I haven’t been in Hamman Hall since 1982 (spring). I walked by the front of the building two weeks ago, though.

      And I haven’t been called “Gronke” for nearly as long, either.

  3. marmer01 says:

    I was thinking about Bio, but, no, Deborah’s got it. Hamman Hall lobby, against the black marble wall by the box office. I recognize the floor and the stairs from pre-Alice Pratt Brown days. http://theatre.rice.edu/uploadedImages/Theatre/Hamman_Hall/lobby02(1).jpg

  4. marmer01 says:

    Not sure why it didn’t work, probably the parentheses.

  5. marmer01 says:

    Nuts. Click on the thumbnail for “Lower lobby (ground level)”


  6. mattnoall says:

    Those are the old mechanical voting machines used in the 70’s. One went
    In, drew the curtain and manipulated switches for the selections. I also believe they used Hamman as the voting spot

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