Monthly Archives: September 2013

Speaking of Bill Martin . . .

I’ve been to Austin and back today so I had to rummage around in my laptop for something interesting to look at. Lo and behold, more pictures of Bill Martin! Here he’s still hanging out with undergrads but (wisely, in … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Follies: Was This the Last Year for Beanies?

The kid on the bike looks pretty old to be a freshman, no? Because it’s Friday, I went ahead and left this photo uncropped. I’m just nuts like that sometimes.

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More Parking: Founder’s Court

It was a parking lot from the beginning, but people didn’t always park the same way. In 1921 it was totally random, helter-skelter: Later on things got regimented. This photograph is clearly significantly later but it isn’t dated. I bet … Continue reading

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Oak Leaves in the Quad, Part II

Remember these guys, framed by the oak leaves in front of Lovett Hall? Here’s another image with the oak leaf frame, this one facing the other direction: And in the same batch we find the trees themselves, quite a bit … Continue reading

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“General View of Grounds from Foundation of Residential Hall,” 1911

I know I must have seen this photo before, but when I picked it up yesterday it struck me as surprising. We have many images of early campus construction in the files but very few of them show this kind … Continue reading

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“My idea of heaven is a place with no telephones”: George Cohen and Foley’s Department Store

It’s been impossible for me to read the stories about the implosion of the old Foley’s building on Main Street without thinking about George Cohen, who both built Foley’s into Houston’s biggest department store and gave Rice Cohen House. He … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Spa Day!

I’ve had a pretty rough week. I could sure use a little of this TLC. Plus a mani/pedi. That’s the great Eddie Wojecki, by the way, Rice’s head athletic trainer from 1945 until 1967. I think I’ll write about him … Continue reading

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