Black and white photograph of terracotta tile depicting student studying engineering equations.
"Terracotta tile depicting student studying catenary curves and towers and structures equations, Rice University." (1983) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/88503.
Terracotta panels on Will Rice College and Hanszen College dining halls. Each panel depicts various aspects of student life in the 1920s. William McVey, a freshman in 1923 who received his degree in architecture in 1927, designed and made them with the help of his wife, Liza McVey, who was a ceramist. The ceramics were installed in 1957. In 1975, a fire destroyed the original commons in Hanszen. No damage was done to the tiles, but the panels were relocated.
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