I was back in the oversize area the other day looking at old Sallyports and just for fun I started opening up random envelopes. Look what I found:
They’re the plans for the Math Science Building (Herman Brown Hall) that we’ve recently been watching go up as we simultaneously watch the parking lot disappear. The drawings of the basement are by far the most interesting ones–the other floors are pretty standard layouts of offices and lounges. I think I get the gist of what’s what here from previous discussions.
I’m not sure I understand, though, exactly what is meant by “Keypunch.”
The most revealing thing in this booklet, though, and the thing that makes me bother writing about it at all, are some handwritten notations on a map of campus.
That’s President Pitzer’s handwriting, by the way, and I really wish I could ask him what was going through his mind here. I suspect that he was casting about for possible locations other than this odd site. Note also what he’s got written down where George R. Brown Hall is today: “save for Chem. repl. present bldg.”
Bonus: I’ve seen this and it’s good.