Laying of cornerstone, Administration Building, Rice Institute
Laying the cornerstone for the William M. Rice Institute’s Administration Building, March 2, 1911. The official act is being performed by President Edgar Odell Lovett, with an entourage of eleven men, some grouped closely behind him, with others looking on from various locations beside and below the large stone. Most of the men are wearing suits and overcoats, as well as bowler hats. Among those present are Institute faculty members, as well as Rice family members, including, from left to right: William Ward Watkin, James A. Baker, Cesar Lombardi, Edgar Odell Lovett, James E. McAshan, William Marsh Rice, Jr., and Benjamin Rice Botts. A large towering crane with suspension cables is visible in the background. Original resource is a sepia color photograph.
Places; Rice University--History; William M. Rice Institute--History; William M. Rice Institute. Administration Building; Cornerstone laying--Texas--Houston; More... William M. Rice Institute--Buildings; College buildings--Design and construction--Texas--Houston; William M. Rice Institute--Presidents; William M. Rice Institute--Faculty; Lovett, Edgar Odell, 1871-1957; Watkin, William Ward, 1886-1952; Watkin, William Ward, 1886-1952--Faculty; Baker, James Addison, 1857-1941; Lombardi, Cesar Maurice, 1845-1919; Lombardi, Cesar Maurice, 1845-1919--Faculty; McAshan, James Everett, 1857-1916; McAshan, James Everett, 1857-1916--Faculty; Rice, William Marsh, Jr.; Rice, Benjamin Botts, 1872-1958; Memorials--Texas--Houston; Cranes, derricks, etcs.--Texas--Houston Less...
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