My pulse quickened a bit when I first saw this:
Go ahead, zoom in on it and take a close look. I spent over an hour this afternoon staring at it. It’s a very rare angle from relatively close range and it’s also an exceptionally sharp image. It’s undated but I think it must have been taken in the summer of 1948. Abercrombie is just about finished, Fondren a little bit behind.
I hardly know where to start. We can get a clear look at, among other things, the NROTC building behind the power plant, the original back of the Chemistry Building, the engineering annex, multiple unidentified sheds, the old fieldhouse, and the stables tucked off in the woods. I’m less clear about the buildings across Main Street. Any help identifying which is which would be appreciated.
For comparison, here’s another shot from roughly the same angle taken two years earlier in 1946. It’s not as sharp and was taken from farther away but putting it next to the one above vividly tells the tale of the post-war expansion: