After all this excitement with the exotic dancers, I feel like it’s probably time for us to simmer down a little. Here’s a picture that ought to lower your blood pressure significantly. Taken in March 1912, while construction of the Administration Building was still ongoing, it is labeled on the back “Interior cloister towards north between second and third floors”:
I have only two minor points to note. First, the windows of the faculty chamber (later called the Founder’s Room) are open! And second, I was very recently looking out the same window from which this picture was taken. Oddly enough, I didn’t think to try and open the window as the original photographer did, a gesture that is habitual for me. (You’d be surprised how many things will open with a simple tug.)
Also, I wouldn’t have known to call this an “interior cloister.” If pressed to describe this spot I think I would have said “porch.”
Bonus: Duct tape repair jobs.