West Campus Transformed, 1950

It happened in the blink of an eye. This first image is from the 1950 Campanile:

New 1950 campanile up Harris gully

And I found this next one among Bud Morehead’s slides. It’s also dated 1950:

New Morehead slide stadium construction pavement 1950

I guess it was progress but it makes my heart sink a bit.

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3 Responses to West Campus Transformed, 1950

  1. marmer01 says:

    Wow! Look how many cars there are in that first picture. Double and triple-parked everywhere, including the neighborhood businesses. Of course, in 1949/1950 this would have been the zenith of Rice football and the direct reason of the stadium construction. And probably the reason for the big parking lot.

  2. marmer01 says:

    The zenith of Houston football in general, too, as pro ball was a decade or more away and UH was still pretty small.

  3. effegee says:

    It appears that burial of Harris Gully is progressing in the first picture to the north of the old stadium.

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