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Chippewa Square

This is a statue of James Oglethorpe, the founder of Savannah, Georgia. It sits in beautiful Chippewa Square. The statue was a collaboration between Henry Bacon and Daniel Chester French, the same people who created the Lincoln Memorial.

How the Van Vleck Observatory reflects environmental conditions

Before Van Vleck was completed in 1916, Wesleyan’s “observatory” was a tower mounted on a dormitory, containing few instruments with little research capability. Prior to that, the university’s effort at a building devoted to astronomy was little more than a shed. 1,111 more words

Frederick W. Slocum

Van Vleck's living walls

As I was going over old photos of Van Vleck Observatory, I noticed that the now-bare walls of the building were at one point covered thickly in vines. 371 more words

Frederick W. Slocum