CWE Test 2: Historical Campus
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What is the first stanza of the Auburn Creed?
I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn.
Therefore I believe in work, hard work.
What was Samford Hall originally constructed as?
The first main building for the East Alabama Male College.
When was the original Samford Hall built?
What was Samford Hall affectionately known as?
When did Samford Hall burn down?
When was Samford Hall rebuilt?
When was Samford Hall named 'Samford Hall'?
Who was Samford Hall named for?
Governor William James Samford
Who was Governor William James Samford?
An Auburn alum and Alabama's 31st governor.
What happened to the attic in Samford Hall?
When the school formed a basketball team, the attic was converted into a basketball court.
What does Samford's clock tower play at noon?
The Fight Song
What is different about Samford's clock face?
It contains a roman numeral IIII, instead of IV.
When was the Centennial Gardens built?
What were the Centennial Gardens named for?
To commemorate the existence of the first 100 years of Auburn as an institution.
What do the different colored bricks in the Centennial Gardens mark?
The 50-yard line of the football field where the first home game was played at Auburn in 1896.
Who played in the first football game played in the Deep South?
Auburn and Georgia, in Atlanta where Auburn won 10-0.
What is the Haley Concourse?
The main thoroughfare for students at Auburn.
What is the Haley Concourse the site for?
Organization Days, which are every Wednesday throughout the semester.
How many bricks are in the Haley Concourse?
When was the University Chapel built?
What is special about the University Chapel?
It is the oldest public building in Auburn on its original site.
What was the University Chapel originally built as?
A Presbyterian church.
What has the University Chapel served as?
A Civil War hospital, a YMCA "hut" during WWI, a classroom, and a theatre.
What is the University Chapel listed in?
The National Register of Historic Places.
True or False: The University Chapel is supportive of all religions.
Who was Foy Hall named for?
The late James E. Foy.
What did James E. Foy serve as?
The Dean of Student Affairs from 1950 - 1978.
What dining options are in James E. Foy Hall?
Terra Nova Salads, Auburn Fried Chicken, AU India, Foy C-Store, Salsarita's, Panda Express, and Chicken Salad Chick.
When was Katherine Cooper Cater Hall built?
What did Katherine Cooper Cater Hall originally serve as?
The President's Home.
Who was the first president to live in Katherine Cooper Cater Hall?
Dr. Charles Coleman Thach
Who was Cater Hall named for?
Katherine Cooper Cater.
What did Katherine Cooper Cater serve as?
The Dean of Women from 1946 - 1976, and Dean of Student Life from 1976 - 1980.
What are the back steps of Cater Hall home to?
"Call Outs" - a tradition of having the names of an organization's new members announced to the student body.
What did Katherine Cooper Cater keep a detailed notebook of?
The comings-and-goings of all of the women of the upper quad, marking what time they went out, who they were with, what they were wearing, etc.
What is said about the notebook that Katherine Cooper Cater kept?
That her notes were so scandalous that they would ruin the reputations of these up-and-coming women in society and had to be burned.
When was Langdon Hall built?
What did Langdon Hall originally serve as?
A Masonic Female Seminary.
What is special about Langdon Hall?
It is the oldest building in the city of Auburn
on its original site.
Who was Langdon Hall named for?
Charles Carter Langdon.
Who was Charles Carter Langdon?
A trustee of Auburn University in the late 1800s.
How was Langdon Hall transferred to Auburn?
It was rolled on logs.
When was Langdon Hall transferred to Auburn?
What did Langdon Hall serve as the location for before the Civil War?
A series of secession debates.
What all has been hosted in Langdon Hall?
Classes, movies, commencement exercises, music perfromances, and pep rallies.
Where was Langdon Hall's original location?
North Gay Street
True or False: Toomer's Corner is where the University campus meets the city of Auburn.
What is Toomer's Corner famous for?
Their lemonades and limeades.
What list is Toomer's Corner listed in?
Southern Livings 'Top 100 Things to do Before You Die'
What happens to the oak trees at Toomer's Corner after major Auburn victories?
They are rolled with toilet paper.
How did rolling the oak trees at Toomer's Corner start?
The tradition began when Auburn cheerleaders would announce football game scores to Auburn townspeople on the steps of Langdon Hall. Afterward, everyone would roll the trees with ticker tape in celebration.
Who is Toomer's Corner named for?
Who was Sheldon Toomer?
A longtime operator of Toomer's Drug Store.
What was the Lathe used to manufacture?
Cannons during the Civil War.
What happened to the Lathe to prevent Union seizure?
While being transported from Selma, AL to Columbus, GA, it was buried in Irondale, AL.
Who used the Lathe after the Civil War?
Rolling Mills of Birmingham, AL.
When did Rolling Mills donate the Lathe to Auburn University?
What is the legend of the Lathe?
That if an Auburn man is dating an Auburn woman, and wants to see if she's a true woman, he can bring her to the Lathe at midnight and kiss her. If the wheel to the Lathe does not move, she's an honest, wonderful, fabulous, beautiful woman. If the wheel does move, drop her like a bad habit because it is not going to work out. The wheel never moves, ergo ALL Auburn women are wonderful and honest.
When was Hargis Hall built?
Who was Hargis Hall named for?
Who was Estes Hargis?
A graduate of Auburn University.
What has Hargis Hall served as the home to?
Chemistry, Pharmacy, Music, and the Art Departments.
True or False: Hargis Hall is older than Samford Hall?
True, it predates Samford Hall by a few months.
What happened to Hargis Hall?
It was partially damaged by fire in 1979.
What was renovated on Hargis Hall after it was ruined by the fire?
When was Mary Martin Hall built?
How was Mary Martin Hall financed?
A generous gift from Andrew Carnegie and an endowment by the University.
What is special about Mary Martin Hall?
It was one of the first building on campus to be serviced with electricity and heated with steam.
When was Mary Martin Hall renovated?
Who was Mary Martin Hall named for?
Mary Eugenia Martin
Who was Mary Eugenia Martin?
A longtime librarian.
What did Mary Martin Hall originally serve as?
The original library.
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