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Loyola Snow Storms of the Past:
A Photo Exhibit


In the midst of the Blizzard of 1999, the Loyola University Archives presented photographs of past snowstorms.





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This photograph taken in February of 1970 shows a group of Loyola students digging their cars out of snow piles. These people were in a rush to dig their cars out because they had to get to Marshall Fields where there was a sale on bellbottoms.


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This photograph shows the beginning of a snowstorm on the Mertz Hall parking lot. That evening, there was so much snow that the next day a mysterious structure known as Gentile Center suddenly appeared. The parking lot was never seen again.



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This photograph taken outside the Madonna Della Strada chapel shows the formation of ice and snow mounds out on the lakefront. Some historians speculate that the same ice mound was responsible for the sinking of the Titanic.





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This photograph is that of the east side of the Pere Marquette Center. Often the extra snow was used for snowball fights between the business students and the business professors.







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This photograph is that of the north side of Madonna Della Strada chapel and of the Skyscraper building. Unfortunately all the snow angels made by the Jesuits were on the south side of the chapel and thus cannot be seen.


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In this photograph taken outside of Thomas U. Flanner Science Hall, we see that the chemistry professors have not yet discovered a way to melt the snow.

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This scenic photograph (which gives the impression that snow can be beautiful in moderation) is that of the north side of Madonna della Strada chapel.



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This wayside cross on the west side of Madonna della Strada Chapel was given by Father George Warth, S.J. when he was regent of the Medical School. He had received it from Mr. Colnon, brother of Father Colnon, S.J. who died March 25, 1970.







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