Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Summer House on Butler's Campus--c1928

One of the iconic structures on Butler's Irvington campus was the Summer House. Reflective of the Arts and Crafts era with its boulders and wood shake, the site became a frequent place for meetings among coeds and people who lived in the neighborhood. Located in a grove of trees, the site was a perfect place for a picnic or clandestine meeting.  Note the giant beech tree to the right of the shelter. The Summer House and the trees were removed in the early 1940s for new housing.  This historic image is courtesy of David Bailey. You may see another view of the Summer House by clicking on the link below.

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