What was once a theatre, later a library, and then a series of small offices, is again a large central space in Alumni Hall.
Interior work continues, including construction of stairway in central atrium of Alumni Hall.
Excavation shows the extent of the plaza on the south side of Alumni Hall.
Construction of the west side entry to Alumni Hall.
The concrete foundation is in place for the large front stairway of Alumni Hall.
Looks like classes just got out from Alumni Hall! These ladies are headed towards Seymour Union. In the years before e-mail, it looks like students used the trees to communicate with the rest of the school.
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.
This shot from the Archives has two women perched on the steps on the south side of Alumni Hall. They appear to be doing some stitching: maybe a costume for a play in the theater?
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.
Three workers install plywood sheeting, a closer view of the task shown in the post from August 18.