Tuesday, September 3, 2013

About the Cover

While most of the schools, colleges, and universities began their fall semesters last month, I always considered September to be THE back to school month, so for the September header, we have an educational theme.

This is one of our area's signature buildings-- Carver Hall on the campus of Bloomsburg University.  Below is a paragraph from the BU web site.

Carver Hall is the icon of Bloomsburg University and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1869, it has evolved over the years: the dome was added in 1900 to give the building an Independence Hall look, and the clock in the tower came as a result of a fund-raising project by students and faculty in 1911. It houses the offices of the president and the provost and vice president for academic affairs, as well as the Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium on the second floor.

Keen observers will note two things.  The first-- leaf-less trees.  I took the photo back in the spring, and I was waiting for the right time to place it here.  The second-- the building is photographed from the rear.  The front is beautiful, but the back gave me a better sun angle.