The Back Side of the Front Desk in the Physics Amphitheater

Paging through a 1925 Campanile this afternoon I came across something I realized I’d never seen before:

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Every other image I’ve laid eyes on shows (for good and obvious reasons) the front side of this desk, thusly:

Glass EOL speaking in Physics c1930

I must confess my own guilt here as well. I’ve taken thousands of pictures inside this building over the years and 45 minutes of searching turned up exactly one that shows even a part of the back side of the front desk. This is very interesting to me because I’m consciously trying to capture images that normally go unnoticed. You’d think I would be better at it.

In any event, the Campanile picture is pretty fuzzy but you can easily see that the setup back there was very different from what it is today:

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Bonus:

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One Response to The Back Side of the Front Desk in the Physics Amphitheater

  1. Marty Merritt (Hanszen '84/85) says:

    Looks to me like the more things change the more they stay the same. Look at the arrangement of the major elements. I’m surprised that there was never a complete redesign, actually.

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