Until this afternoon I’d never seen a photo of Martel College construction. Now I’ve seen one, but it’s a real beauty, an aerial taken in January 2001:
So much has changed since then but what I’m stuck on is the parking lot behind Abercrombie. What was that lot called?
Here’s a nice piece about Mr. Martel and his generosity to Rice, written in the wake of the Martel Foundation’s gift that made the construction possible:
Bonus: And here are some real rascals. That’s Speros Martel shaking hands with Hackerman and Ralph O’Connor and Karen George are at left. Based on Karen’s outfit I feel safe calling this the middle of the 1980s.