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Exposed And Hidden LSU

Monday, October 22, 2012

What a gorgeous campus.  When I think of university architecture, the first thing that comes to mind is Greek Revival.  But at LSU, there's this terrific mix of styles, and so much of it is Italian Renaissance, Beaux-Arts.

And then there's the Maravich Assembly Center (below, white, round, very late-60s/early-70s mod):

LSU

We also went to see Mike the Tiger in his very nice environment, and the Indian Mounds on campus:
LSU

One of the things I'd really like to see is something that most people don't get to see very often -- the Huey P. Long Fieldhouse Pool (pic of it here).  Many more pics from inside here, and there's been a movement afoot to Save the HPL.

"The fieldhouse was the original student union—with a ballroom, soda fountain, post office, beauty parlor, barbershop, and outdoor swimming pool (180 ft. x 48 ft.) that was, at the time of construction, the largest in the country."

And since we've mentioned him, and if you're a fan of politics (but only if you're a fan), here's HPL in all his glory.

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The same site above that had the pics from the Fieldhouse has pics from the Bellemont, and wow.

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