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Posts tagged “U W Madison

Book

Book

A book stack in Memorial Library.


Fish

Fish

Part of a mosaic that decorates the foyer of U W Madison’s Memorial Library.


Suspended

Suspended

Glass etchings are suspended over a staircase in the Red Gym.


Brick

Brick

Constructed of red brick, the Red Gym was designed in the Romanesque revival style and built in 1894 to function as a combination gymnasium and armory.  After surviving demolition plans after WWII and again in 1963, as well as an anti-war protest firebomb in 1970, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993 and presently serves as the University Visitors Center.


Underfoot

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Terrazzo floors in Memorial Union are polished to . . . reflection.

 


Exterior

Exterior

Exterior entrance to U W Madison’s Memorial Union.


Roof

Roof

Four roof sections, but we can’t remember which buildings . . . somewhere near the science building and Memorial Union.


Music

Music

U W Madison’s School of Music’s Carillon Tower originally featured 25 bells in 1936.  Today it boasts 56 bells ranging  in size from 13 to just under 7000 lbs.

 


Wish

Wish

For the less exuberant student,  rubbing Abe’s foot also will fulfill wishes and bring good luck.


History

History

This statue of Abe Lincoln arrived on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1909.  In 1919 it was moved to its present location in front of Bascom Hall where it has become part of University history. Graduates crawl onto Abe’s lap to whisper their hopes and dreams into his ear and kiss his cheek; however, overanxious students who jump into Abe’s lap before commencement week have been known not to graduate.

 


Tea

Tea

State Street vendors offer UW Madison students a variety of fast food and beverage choices.  This one specializes in tea.