This moment of transition leaves me rather wistful. Things changed quickly on campus in the decades after World War II and this transformation of one of William Ward Watkin’s buildings looks like the end of the old days to me. It wasn’t, really, because it’s never that clean but still it leaves me sad.
The changes of course were badly needed, whether they make me sad or not. This is the addition to the kitchen facilities:
For comparison here’s roughly the same angle in an undated photo that I’d guess to be the mid-1940s just based on the landscaping:
More palm trees, I say!
And just for fun here’s one that stumped me for longer than it should have:
It was the hedge that threw me.
It’s dated 1928 so it was taken before any significant changes, dead on from the side, I think by someone up in the faculty tower in East Hall.
Right? (she said hopefully.)
Bonus: I wish you could have heard how good he sounded.