Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Soldier Poses Next to Former Campus Site--1942

Butler University had been gone from Irvington for 14 years when this photo of Joseph Clark Moffitt was taken in 1942.  All of the main buildings had been torn down by the late 1930s so the area behind him was full of weeds and tall trees.  Developers began building small two bedroom homes on the land shortly after Private Moffitt posed for this photo. Only the Bona Thompson Memorial Library further east is all that remains of Butler's tenure in Irvington. Little is known of Private Moffitt at this moment, but hopefully one of our readers will be able to put us in touch with folks who remember him.

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