Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities: After the tornado

Artifacts on shelf.From left to right.

Tornado baseball cap, 1966
Collection of Carol and Jim Vogel

 These caps were given to administrators after the tornado.

Lloyd Durow
Wall decoration made of slices of the staircase railing of MacVicar Chapel.

This decoration is fitted with coasters with images of the oldest Washburn buildings, all of which, with the exception of Carnegie, were totally destroyed by the tornado. Durow was the director of the physical plant at Washburn in 1966.

Photograph of MacVicar Chapel before the tornado, c. 1950s
Photograph of the inside of MacVicar after the tornado, 1966

MacVicar’s destroyed staircase can be seen in the photograph on the right.

Gerald Barker
Candlesticks made of the staircase in Rice Hall

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