Memory Test

In our Spring 2010 Newsletter, Access, we posed the question... Can you place this campus photograph?

Here's the photo as it appeared in the newsletter. Do you know where it is?

Streetscape [Image: 10-0145]
University Archives Photograph Collection [Image: 10-0145]

Here's a slightly different perspective that may help some of you with the identification.

Streetscape 1921 [Image: 10-0144]
University Archives Photograph Collection [Image: 10-0144]

Have you got it now?

The answer is it's the southwest corner Euclid and Comstock about 1921. The street running right to left is Euclid and the one from bottom to top is Comstock. The empty lot is now occupied by a baseball diamond and tennis courts and the lot behind it is where the Women's Building was built in 1953.

Here's a segment of a 1949 campus map showing the location.

Map 1949

The original photograph says on the reverse "Long walk from Martie's window." These two photographs were taken or once owned by Mildred Cleaveland Barthold, and are two of 75 photographs donated by her granddaughter Elizabeth Barthold O'Brien.

Mildred Cleaveland Barthold (1898-1986) was from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she was enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and graduated from Syracuse University in 1921. After graduating, she became a teacher (English, French and History) until she married Allen Jennings Barthold in 1927.

The "Martie" written about on the back of the photograph is Martie Taylor (Martha Taylor '21), who was a classmate of Mildred's. They lived together while attending SU and were both in Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

Here's a shot of the location today.

Streetscape 2010



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