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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:50 AM

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Posted: 6/5/2014 7:28 AM

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So, the picture shown was taken between 1919 and 1924?
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Posted: 6/5/2014 8:44 AM

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Good stuff, RS.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 8:48 AM

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That's the way it looked when I was there.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 8:55 AM

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sandyd wrote: That's the way it looked when I was there.
it was still black and white when you were there? You must be old.biggrin
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Posted: 6/5/2014 9:51 AM

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FWIW, my grandfather worked in the Armory/Gymnasium back in 1920-22 cleaning the rafters.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 11:08 AM

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GumbyFromPokeyland wrote: So, the picture shown was taken between 1919 and 1924?
Yes, I believe so even though this picture was dated circa 1927-28.  Unless I have positioned my orange ellipse too far south for the present location of the field, because that white feature inside the orange ellipse may be the permanent south stands that were built in 1924. But if that white feature are the permanent stands that were built in 1924, they look like they are facing south to me.  Then these would be my questions:

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Posted: 6/5/2014 12:52 PM

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RoVerto, if you haven't already read this book, you ought to.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 1:05 PM

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casdas wrote: RoVerto, if you haven't already read this book, you ought to.
casdas, I seemed to have lost my image of the aerial view of the campus which had the dates of the construction of the buildings that were standing at the time.  Could you please post it here.  It has a much better view looking north and the  northeast part of the campus.

So give me some idea of what I am missing until I have a chance to read this book which I just ordered from the library.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 1:53 PM

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RovertoSolo wrote:
GumbyFromPokeyland wrote: So, the picture shown was taken between 1919 and 1924?
Yes, I believe so even though this picture was dated circa 1927-28.  Unless I have positioned my orange ellipse too far south for the present location of the field, because that white feature inside the orange ellipse may be the permanent south stands that were built in 1924. But if that white feature are the permanent stands that were built in 1924, they look like they are facing south to me.  Then these would be my questions:

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It looks like your orange oval is circling the north stands.  At one time there was a track around the football field.  You can see what appears to be the track just below the orange arrow.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:01 PM

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roy4pokes wrote:
RovertoSolo wrote:
GumbyFromPokeyland wrote: So, the picture shown was taken between 1919 and 1924?
Yes, I believe so even though this picture was dated circa 1927-28.  Unless I have positioned my orange ellipse too far south for the present location of the field, because that white feature inside the orange ellipse may be the permanent south stands that were built in 1924. But if that white feature are the permanent stands that were built in 1924, they look like they are facing south to me.  Then these would be my questions:

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It looks like your orange oval is circling the north stands.  At one time there was a track around the football field.  You can see what appears to be the track just below the orange arrow.
I think you are right. So there were wooden stands built on the north side of the field, the only bleachers at the field until the first steel and concrete portion of the current stadium was built on the south side.

If the first steel and concrete portion of the current stadium was built on the south side in 1924 then this picture had to have been taken before 1924 and after 1919. That means that Lewis Field was moved to an East - West position prior to 1924.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:29 PM

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Building Permanent Seating at Lewis Field

Steel Bleachers at Lewis Field

This has to be the north stands we are looking at in the picture.  They were Lewis Field's first permanent stands after it was moved to an east-west direction with a small press box on top. These bleachers were constructed with a steel frame and wooden benches. They were built after 1919 and before 1924.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:42 PM

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I think you have Monroe mis-marked. I believe Monroe is a block west. The street you show, Washington, no longer exists in that location, as it would bisect the Library.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:42 PM

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Where are you finding the photos?  And thanks for doing so!
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Posted: 6/5/2014 2:54 PM

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casdas wrote: RoVerto, if you haven't already read this book, you ought to.
The 60s and 70s were not kind to the OSU campus.
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Posted: 6/5/2014 3:01 PM

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GumbyFromPokeyland wrote: I think you have Monroe mis-marked. I believe Monroe is a block west. The street you show, Washington, no longer exists in that location, as it would bisect the Library.
Yes, you are absolutely right. I see Whitehurst Hall now farther to the west which was built in 1926.  Well, that helps date this picture.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 6:32 PM

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Love old Stillwater pics.





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Posted: 6/5/2014 6:33 PM

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casdas wrote: RoVerto, if you haven't already read this book, you ought to.
Thanks. Got it loaded up on the tablet for later. Gonna take a while to get through 500pp...  cool





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Posted: 6/5/2014 6:35 PM

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Tayvl wrote:
casdas wrote: RoVerto, if you haven't already read this book, you ought to.
Thanks. Got it loaded up on the tablet for later. Gonna take a while to get through 500pp...  cool
How did you do that?

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Posted: 6/5/2014 6:40 PM

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RovertoSolo wrote:
Tayvl wrote:
casdas wrote: RoVerto, if you haven't already read this book, you ought to.
Thanks. Got it loaded up on the tablet for later. Gonna take a while to get through 500pp...  cool
How did you do that?
At the link, click on the "Download" tab and select "All (pdf)".





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