I know Washington University gets a lot of grief for its decision to focus on building Gothic/Tudor/”Academic” Revival buildings on its campus for the last twenty years, but I like it. I think it’s important for a university to have… Continue Reading
A reader graciously sent me some more images of Parks College, as well as one postcard of what the school looked like in better days. My original post about the college has elicited the most comments, up there with the… Continue Reading
Anyone know much about this building? I cannot seem to find any information on when it was built, and who the architect was. This addition on the upper floors to the north was very well done, and works well with… Continue Reading
The University of Northern Iowa offers a fascinating ensemble of Early Twentieth Century academic buildings arranged around a quadrangle with a relatively unified architectural style and program that lasted until the 1960s when Modernist additions began to appear. Seerley Hall,… Continue Reading
Based off the campus of the University of Virginia, the grounds of Truman State University still look good after all of these years being gone. But what’s with the parking lots?
Founded by Benjamin Godfrey, a wealthy New England minister in 1838, Monticello Women’s College lasted until 1971, when it closed in a wave of all-female college closings. The current buildings were constructed in august Romanesque Revival style in 1890, until… Continue Reading
Update: The property is now owned by the City of Cahokia, Illinois, not Saint Louis University. A reader sent me some fascinating shots of the now-abandoned Parks College in Cahokia. All photos courtesy of www.neweyedea.com. Thanks again for providing an… Continue Reading
I was always impressed how the 1993 major expansion of Pickler Library embraced the older structure, leaving it largely intact and viewable along its front from the long bridge spanned atrium of the addition. The sign saying Pickler Memorial Library… Continue Reading
The now-defunct Marillac College for Women trained young women to become nuns and other religious vocations. I would imagine this was the main administration building for the college, which is graceful in its pure, simple design.
Eden Seminary, in Webster Groves features a beautiful, if standard English Gothic main building, but I’m more intrigued by the library built in the lawn in front of the older academic hall. The massing of this strange, Brutalist building seems… Continue Reading