I wish the image were crisper, but I guess you can’t have everything.
This is a wonderful photo. At first I was entranced by the close-up view of Harris Gully being filled in, and I looked at that for a long time. Then I lifted my eyes up to towards the top and saw the old field house still standing and what I think is the Cullen building at Baylor College of Medicine. It wasn’t until I was finished looking at the old stadium that I noticed you can see the new gymnasium going up near the top left. (I was also quite interested to note that the intersection of Rice Boulevard and Greenbriar, which I struggle through every day, was already kind of messed up.)
And here’s a closer look at that gym construction, also sadly fuzzy but as far as I know the only such image, probably from August or September:
Bonus: Lab safety from Sammy.
Two huge athletic facilities going up at the same time. What a fabulous time to be a part of the Rice community.
Post-war expansion! The place grew up almost overnight.
Speaking of the Cullen Building, the Alkek fountain was added in 1982. Here’s a picture for you of it being turned on.
Hey, that’s great! Many thanks.
Is this better? Just a little contrast and noise reduction. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nex7as40z11l0fz/aerial-west-campus-stadium-construction-june-1950.jpeg?dl=0
Yes! Thank you, Marty!
I can see the roof of our family home on Dryden. We neighborhood kids could be found most days somewhere out there playing that summer.
Fat and skinny columns, before the upper deck was cast.