Designs for Campus Structures Proposed by MSU Engineering Students But Never Built
In the past undergraduate and graduate engineering students sometimes submitted a design for a campus building or other structure as their thesis. These included proposals such as a design for a men's dormitory submitted in 1932 and a design for an "electric display fountain" submitted in 1938. Some of these designs were very comprehensive and included detailed drawings, a location, and cost estimates. None of these designs actually resulted in the construction of a building or other structure but in one case. A thesis included in this exhibit described a proposal submitted in 1943 for a railroad bridge over Farm Lane that was completed several years ago. This exhibit highlights the work of five engineering students: Wylie Albert Bowmaster, Donald William Brice, Leo V. Nothstine, W. Winston Pressley, and Milton E. Reeder.
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