I ran across this undated photo a little while ago and I was so interested in the area behind the gym and around the old stadium that I failed to notice it had been taken on a game day. Look how full the parking lot is! My initial wild guess is it’s probably early ’70s, based entirely on the presence of the two “temporary” Howard Barnstone buildings for the Institute of the Arts:
Later I remembered I have another undated game day photo, this one of the old stadium. This iteration was quite short-lived, lasting only from 1938 to 1949, so this has to have been taken in there somewhere. I’m struggling to find a way to get a better date but I find myself thwarted at every turn. The additions to the old field house were there during that entire period, as was the footbridge across Harris Gully. Even that little wooden building hiding in the trees at right, which held handball courts, managed to hang on to existence all that time. If you can do better, let me know.
Just for fun here’s another game day picture. This one, though, has a date: November 11, 1921. We were playing A&M and it ended in a 7-7 tie.
Bonus: This was attached to the based of Willy’s statue this morning. No candy for me, alas, but I always appreciate recognition of my awesomeness.