Quad Lake

Flooded Academic Quad, 1941

Flooded Academic Quad, 1941

There has been a lot of rain in Houston lately. Not only is Houston above average for monthly rainfall, but it’s high for the year, 20.65 inches compared to the average 16.26.

Thankfully, Rice now has good drainage. The campus could look like the image above, which was taken by James Casten ’42. He took it from his room, 302 South Hall (Will Rice College), while looking toward the quad. At least that is what is written on the back of the photograph. From the angle, it looks like Casten might have been a bit closer to the ground.

Here is Casten again reading the newspaper in a dorm room, probably 302 South Hall.

 John Stock and Jim Casten in dorm room, 1941

John Stock and Jim Casten in dorm room, 1941

Rainfall stats courtesy of Weather Underground.

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