View Across South Street

Knox Observatory, Old Main, Alumni Hall Across South Street

This shot from the Archives is taken from the vantage point of the Knox County Courthouse, across South Street. That building to the left behind Old Main is the Knox Observatory, which was built in 1889 and demolished around the time the Center for Fine Arts was built, as it obstructed the view from Old Main to the new, stylish building. Absent from the front of Old Main is the flagpole, which was added to commemorate students and alumni lost in World War I.

Walking Towards Alumni Hall

Men Walking Towards Alumni Hall

This undated photo from the Archives shows men walking towards the west corner of Alumni Hall. However, anything undated can be estimated by the clothes worn by people in the photographs and judging from how dapper these fellows are dressed, it’s safe to say it was from a while back.