Aerial view of campus of Western State Teachers College
1930 - 1933
Aerial photograph of Western State Teachers College featuring the administration building, library, science hall, Oakland Gymnasium, and temporary World War I barracks. Kalamazoo College is visible in the background.
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Woodhams, Irving T.
Aerial view of East Campus, Western Michigan University
1930 - 1939
Aerial photograph of Western State Teachers College on Prospect Hill in 1933. The view features the original Administration Building with the Women’s Gymnasium, the Training School, the Science Building, the Library, the Men’s Gymansium, the Barricks, and the “Horseshoe” sidewalk. Tennis courts in the foreground. Designed by Battle Creek architect, Ernest W. Arnold, the Administration Building was completed and occupied in 1905. By 1909 two wings were added: the Training School and the Gymnasium, both featuring columned porticos and lit cupolas. Later, the Gymnasium was renamed the Women’s Gym after the Men’s Gym (Oakland Gym) was constructed in 1925. The campus remained in use into the 1950s. Later, East Campus was known as Historic East Campus.