Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Laying of new library (now Franklin Hall) cornerstone

image number:

P0022451

description:

The first ground breaking took place on April 14, 1906. Georgia Soupart, daughter of Arthur Soupart, superintendent for the contractor, W. F. Stillwell, "...had the honor of moving the first spadeful."

date taken:

1906

personal name:

Cravens, John William

personal name:

Johnston, Harold Whetstone

personal name:

Bryan, William Lowe

personal name:

Soupart, Arthur ?

location of individuals:

John William Cravens is at center wearing a bow tie and skimmer. Harold Whetstone Johnston is to the right of Cravens and behind the construction wearing a white shirt. Johnston is not wearing a hat. On one of the three vintage prints of this image held in the IU Archives the man standing in front of Johnston appears to be named "Soupart". William Lowe Bryan is standing at the right corner of the building wearing a skimmer.

building name:

Library (1907)

building name:

Franklin Hall, Joseph Amos (1907)

building name:

Student Services Building (1907)

topic:

Construction

topic:

Exterior

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Franklin Hall

folder:

Cornerstone laying / Construction