The Vermont Cynic

A look into the past: Williams Hall

Williams Hall stands on College Row, March 5. The building has stood on UVM's campus since 1896.

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

March 19, 2020

In 1896, 43 years after the last fire in Old Mill, UVM decided it was time to build the first fireproof building on a college campus in the U.S. The result: Williams Science Hall. The building was constructed with money donated from Edward H. Williams, a philanthropist and railroad tycoon,...

A look into the past: Old Mill

Cars drive on College Street as Lake Champlain reflects the last rays of the sun, all seen from the belfry of Old Mill, Oct. 24. The journey up to the top of the building starts with a locked door, and after many steps, ends with walking up through the floor of the belfry.

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

November 14, 2019

When asked if she knew what Old Mill looked like before 1880, sophomore Sinéad Murray said, “I don’t.” Murray, by nature of her political science major, spends a lot of time in Old Mill, the home of the political science department. Every UVM student is familiar with the image of Old Mill. T...

Architecture documentaries shown for free downtown

The Burlington City Arts Center on Church Street. The center will host a free reception to celebrate the opening of the winter exhibitions on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

Cameron Ayles, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Locals seeking documentary films, creative inspiration and a warm sense of community can find it right on Church Street. The “Architecture and Design Film Series” hosts free screenings of documentary films about art, design and broader-sweeping notions of creativity and beauty. Screenings...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller

November 30, 2016

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came together at City Hall for a presentation about the Great Streets Initiative by the project’s leaders on what’s happening and what’s to come with the town center’s development Nov. 16. The de...

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