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July 30, 2013

Retro Tuesday: Smith Hall

The photo on the left was taken in the late 1930s/early 1940s of Smith Hall, shortly after the construction of the building had been completed. The building was named for Albert W. Smith, alumnus/faculty and designed by Walker and Weeks. Above the southwest entrance stands a figure of youth, a brazier at his feet evolving into a flame supporting an evaporating dish. In his left hand is a test tube; in his right, a stirring rod.

Trivia: First Case building financed by a loan, at 40 cents a cubic foot.


The original photograph can be seen here

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July 23, 2013

Retro Tuesday- Harkness Chapel

The photo this week is of Harkness Chapel, located on the south side of Bellflower Road, between Ford and East Boulevard. The building was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by architect Charles F. Schweinfurth. It was named after Florence Harkness Severance.


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July 18, 2013

Research Showcase 2013 posters

There is a new collection recently loaded into Digital Case of some of the posters presented at the 2013 Research Showcase, held on April 13, 2013. Research Showcase is a free public exhibit and is held in Veale Convocation Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

Exhibits of real-world applications, critical insights, and creative and intellectual activities will be on view for students, faculty, staff, alumni, business and industry leaders and the community, highlighting the full range of faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research at CWRU.

Research ShowCASE provides evidence of how research brings value to CWRU, our community and the world.

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July 16, 2013

Introducing: Retro Tuesday! CWRU Then and Now photographs

Introducing our new 'Retro Tuesday' photo series, which will use images from the 'Places' subcollection in Digital Case from the University Archives image collection.

This week we focus on Guilford house, an exterior shot looking west. The original photograph on the left is from the early 1900s.

The building was dedicated in October of 1892 and was designed by Coburn and Barnum architects. It was the first Western Reserve University women's dormitory constructed and was named for Linda Guilford. The building is located at 11112 Bellflower Road.

The original image can be found here.

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