I mentioned over Christmas break that I had recently stumbled upon a Rice publication I’d never seen before, the Naval ROTC Broadside. Looking through the issues I was delighted to find that there were a lot of pictures, including this stunning image of one of the rarest of sights, the back of the Chemistry Building. I have, in fact, never seen anything like this:
I suppose some people might be distracted by all that marching but the first thing I saw was the cars. This is also the only ground level view I’ve ever seen of the road that ran along the back of the building. You can see it in this 1942 aerial (which I talked about here):
I was so excited that I failed to note which issue the top photo came from but judging by the size of the trees I’d say it was taken sometime in the mid to late ’40s. I’ll check when I go back in to the Woodson on Thursday.