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: Billings

A historic black-and-white photo from UVM Special collections shows students smoking and studying in the apse in Billings Library. Today, the apse is a space dedicated to telling the history of the building.

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

February 5, 2020

The Billings Library students are familiar with is not the only one that exists. In fact, there are two “Billings” Libraries. One sits on UVM’s main campus and a second stands in Billings, Montana. Both are named after the same family, but different members. The UVM building is named after Fre...

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...

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