Yesterday afternoon while watching some construction on campus, we suddenly looked up and the clouds were putting on a show.
Work is being done to replace the ancient buried electric and water lines along side Pieper Hall. During the course of the excavation an entire row of below grade windows were uncovered. This amazed most everyone, although it was probably known by history buffs that they were there.
The Wachter construction company does great work, but even better, the men who work for them are some of the nicest.
I have been constantly amazed at how much excellent work was done by the builders back in the mid 1920's. Certainly there was no such thing as power tools, bobcats, front loaders and the like. But somehow they built all these buildings made of stone in the course of a year or so. The workmanship was made to last.
Here are two old photos of showing the beginning of the work.