One of the pleasant consequences of my adventures with the old Chemistry Library was that a folder full of images of the building bubbled up to the surface. Here’s a real beauty, an image of the Lecture Hall taken just after the building opened:
I just have a couple of notes about this. First, I’ve written before about the metal work above the door but this is the first time I’ve seen it from the inside. Second, I’m very interested in the medallions on the west wall up near the ceiling. I don’t know what they were nor do I know when they disappeared. Anyone?
Here’s the room recently. The lovely wood is mostly gone but the proportions of the room are so graceful that it still looks elegant to me:
Bonus: Possibly the biggest thing that ever happened in this room was the February 1969 meeting of the faculty to hear the announcement that William Masterson had been chosen as the next president. It did not go well.