Campus Construction: Then and Now

Welcome back to campus! As you may have noticed, there is a lot of construction taking place at WU. University Archives has many photographs from construction on campus through the years. You’re welcome to stop by Special Collections Monday – Friday,  from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and explore these images for yourself. We will be posting a few of them here on our blog partnered with images of the current construction, so enjoy today’s photos and be sure to check back.

Today’s images are of construction on the east end of campus. Lots of dirt work takes place at the beginning phases of the projects.

Then: Construction of Brookings Hall (originally called Academic Hall) August 11, 1900. Photo from Washington University Photographic Services Collection.

Now: Photo taken looking west at Brookings Hall through the construction zone, July 6, 2017. Photo by James Gardner, Art and Architecture Library Associate.

Then: Construction of Brookings Hall (originally called Academic Hall) August 11, 1900. Photo from Washington University Photographic Services Collection.

Now: Photo taken looking west at Brookings Hall through the construction zone, July 6, 2017. Photo by James Gardner, Art and Architecture Library Associate.

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