Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Flood of March 31st, 1931. Newly discovered negatives of the event taken by Bill Lilley, age 23, when he lived at the Birchway Apartments on Birch Street.

House at 221 E. Birch

Birch Street looking east

Birchway Apts, 248 E. Birch

William T Lilley, Jr. worked at Penney's while living in the Birchway Apts

Friday, November 22, 2019

Penrose Memorial Library groundbreaking ceremony at Whitman College in February 1956, and students moving the collection from the old Reynolds Hall to the new building in March 1957. File photos courtesy of the Union-Bulletin.

President Chester Maxey on left

June 1956

November 1956

Old library was in Reynolds Hall seen in background

March 1st 1957

Library Director Ruth Reynolds at Reynolds Hall 

What may be the last armloads of books from Reynolds Hall.