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Ooh, Mahogany; Old Well Tilting Upscale

Three of the Old Well’s columns need restoration and repair. The white pine columns will be replaced with more durable red mahogany. (File photo)

The most picturesque spot on campus will be kind of hard on your camera for most of March, but it should be back to beautiful with the start of spring and the coming deluge of Commencement keepsake seekers.

Three of the Old Well’s columns need restoration and repair, and scaffolds are going up this week to support the structure — which dates to 1954 in its current iteration — while the work is being done. The bases of the white pine columns will be replaced with more durable red mahogany.

The work is expected to take two to three weeks.

The well opened for refreshment in 1795. It got its current look, with neoclassical rotunda, in 1897.


 

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