Black and white photograph of terracotta tile depicting football player George Alexander Wood throwing a pass.
"Terracotta tile depicting freshman quarterback George Alexander "Granddaddy" Wood, Rice University." (1983) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/88506.
George Wood was elected to the Rice Hall of Fame in 1983.
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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