Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Old Crescent at Indiana University

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Walked around the historic Old Crescent at IU when I went to get Eric for Thanksgiving break. Thought I’d share a few pictures.  The sweetheart tree is interesting. The story I heard is that the Dunn family donated the land where the campus is with the condition that the tree could not be removed because their daughter and her sweetheart had carved their initials in it. So the chemistry building was built around the tree. Now how cool is that? I like the old phone booths too. At least I think that’s what they are.

Sweetheart Tree

Sweetheart Tree

Sweetheart Tree-Close

Sweetheart Tree-Close

Maxwell Hall

Maxwell Hall

Kirkwood Hall

Kirkwood Hall

IU-chapel cemetary

Cemetary

Stone Chapel

Stone Chapel

Architectural Detail

Architectural Detail

Male Female Sculpture

Male Female Sculpture

Maxwell Hall Gargoyle

Maxwell Hall Gargoyle

Concrete Bench

Stone Bench

old IU-building Old IU-1

Beautiful Stairway

Beautiful Stairway

old IU building

Slab from Constitutional Elm-Corydon-Old State Capitol

Slab from Constitutional Elm-Corydon-Old State Capitol

Old Phone Booths -Memorial Union

Old Phone Booths -Memorial Union

IU chapel cemetary rock fence

Old Stone Fence

Rose-Well-House

Rose Well House

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

20 thoughts on “Old Crescent at Indiana University

  1. Beautiful pictures, fascinating buildings.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  2. What a beautiful campus. I love the sweetheart tree! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos, Elizabeth. 🙂

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  3. Sweetheart tree !! What a great name !! 😀 xox

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  4. Wish I had studied in such a beautiful campus!!!! Maybe next life 😀 And loved the story of the sweetheart tree!

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  5. Awesome story, Elizabeth. I loved the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing. God blesses.

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  6. Lovely architecture, a place I would love gto sit awhile and muse upon.

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  7. This was a special post to me, it made me think of the times I would pick up my children from college. This campus is lovely and exhibits respect for the tradition (like the sweetheart tree story) and leaving the historic details as they were. I admire this, since I have been to campuses that have taken down older buildings before. I hope you had a great time/visit over Thanksgiving with your son and family together again.

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  8. The older universities and campuses have such character and wonderful histories. I loved visiting my kids when they were studying away from home. I used to tease them and tell them they were overeducated and under employed. We still get calls and letters from the various institutes of higher learning asking us to support their fundraising efforts.

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