Archive for March 31st, 2011

The Delzell Education Center sits where a small lake once existed?

According to the Dedication for the School of Education Building (1963),

Due to the type of soil it was necessary to drive 271 wooden pilings to a depth of about 35 feet. These wooden pilings, which are creosoted and approximately the size of large telephhone poles, serve to stabilize the soil and dsupport the building. The building rests entirely on these pilings.

Crazy, huh?

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