Signing the Lamposts

Did you know University Hall, as it stands today, hasn’t always looked like it does now? The original 1873 University Hall was razed in 1971, and was later rebuilt. This plaque recognizes all of the original attributes of University Museum.

The original goal was to commemorate the lampposts outside of University Hall, once thought to be the only remnants of the outdoor portions from the first University Hall. These lampposts can be seen on the south side of the building, if you are looking at University Hall while standing on the Oval.

However, after more research, it was found that there are several other pieces such as the flag pole, clock tower and archway that still remain. The goal of the project evolved to encompass all of the exterior pieces from the original University Hall.