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:
But where are they? I don’t recognize this place, although I feel like I ought to.
Bonus: Uh oh.
Could it be here? http://binged.it/11fqj41
I was looking for something a bit more specific!
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.
Or maybe Hamman Hall?
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.
Deborah is right. Voting occurred in the Hamman Hall lobby for a while. The photo captures nicely that unique Hamman Hall style.
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.
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
Not sure why it didn’t work, probably the parentheses.
Nuts. Click on the thumbnail for “Lower lobby (ground level)”
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