Friday, April 23, 2010

University of Oregon circa 1910

This photo has me slightly puzzled. It is a view of Villard and Deady Halls taken from the West/North West probably about where the Phoenix Inn stands today. I assume the body of water in the foreground is the Millrace but it looks more like a pond or even a small lake to me. Perhaps that section was made considerably smaller when it was "canned up" under Broadway. It's such a shame that in the late 1940's when the Robinson Theater was constructed that it couldn't have been built away from Villard Hall instead of tacked on like a conjoined twin forever marring the once beautiful west facade.

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