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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dairy Science Building
 (Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today we'll take a look at a building that no longer exists at Clemson. The Dairy Science Building, built in 1912 at a cost $20,000, was a staple on campus in the 1920’s.

The above picture is from the inside of the Dairy Science Building, taken sometime in the 1920’s. The Dairy Science Building played a part in some early Clemson College folklore. Word would spread that the refrigeration equipment in the Dairy had broken, putting gallons of ice cream in danger of melting.

The rumor would swirl that the Dairy was giving out ice cream for free. Sure enough, some gullible freshmen would fall for this and grab whatever container they could and run toward the Dairy, only to find out they had been duped.

In the above photo you can see the view of the Dairy Science Building from above. You can see the “U” Shaped Long Hall in the picture. In the top right of the picture you can see Sikes Hall.

The Dairy Science Building is just to the left of Long Hall. Today, Martin Hall is located where the Dairy Science Building was located.

(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson related and you would like to share them, send them to me in an email with as much information about the picture as you can give and I will use it for a future “Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day”).

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