What in the World is This?

This morning I came across a packet of photos I’d never seen before. Actually, it was more than packet–it was a whole box of images from the Cohen House collection that I’d somehow missed. There turned out to be much of interest in it but I feel that I need to start with this unexpected thing:

Cohen House Papers Campus Views January 1966  7068

If I’m looking at this correctly it’s in between the RMC and the back of Fondren. It’s one of a series of campus views that all seem to have been taken on the same day. (More of these soon.) The label on the back indicates that it was developed in January 1966. Although I suppose it might have been taken any time before then I feel safe in saying that Mr. Cohen was not one to leave undeveloped film sitting around for long so I’d guess it pretty close to that time.

So what is that? Is it art? Science?




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6 Responses to What in the World is This?

  1. effegee says:

    The walk is roughly up the east side of the future GRBrown. Space Science building is under construction at left background.

  2. effegee says:

    I recall Archi projects being displayed at times on either side of the walk between Fondren and Anderson Hall. Perhaps this is one?

  3. loki_the_bubba says:

    I miss the giant lawn in front of Hamman Hall. That was the best place for frisbees on a warm afternoon.

  4. Terry Cloudman '65 says:

    My recollection is that tins was an architectural demonstration using some kind of foam as a building material.

  5. I would agree with that. Canopies like that are not unusual in that time period. It’s not visible in the ’66 aerial on historicaerials.com, unfortunately.

  6. effegee says:

    IIRC these projects popped up late in the semester and were often gone a few weeks later. This one looks more substantial than most though.

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