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The Changing Campus: 1910

Since 1900 WRU added 8 buildings to its campus. In 1910 Adelbert saw the addition of the Morley Chemistry Laboratory, located next to Eldred Hall. The College for Women added a new gym, Harkness Chapel, and Haydn Hall.

Case was the beneficiary of a gift from oil baron John D. Rockefeller and built the Rockefeller Mining and Metallurgy Building and the Rockefeller Physics Building. Its first athletic field, Van Horn Field, was also completed. Case moved its summer surveying camp off campus for the first time in 1907. This and subsequent summer surveying camps were known as Camp Case.

Number of buildings in use by Case in 1910: 10.

Number of buildings in use by WRU in 1910: 25.

Case campus
A view of the Case campus taken across Lilac Drive (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). You see from left to right, Case Main, Rockefeller Physics, the Chemical Laboratory, 1892, the Electrical Laboratory, the Mechanical Laboratory, and Rockefeller Mining and Metallurgy. Van Horn Field would be to the right of Rockefeller Mining and Metallurgy.
This panoramic view of the College for Women campus shows (left to right): Harkness Chapel, Clark Hall, Haydn Hall, and Guilford House. Mather Gym is at the opposite end of Guilford.
Mather campus
Adelbert campus
Part of the Adelbert College campus, taken by Ed Kagy, Adelbert 1911. You see Adelbert Main with Physics on its immediate right and Biology to the right of that.
Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, November 2004.