This is an "aerial" shot of Pierpont shot in November '75 from one of the towers in Southwest. University Drive and Lot 22 are in the background. While the resolution of this photo is too low, on the original I can clearly see 3 dorm chairs on the roof. Note the Yurt with the red roof to the left of the dorm. Does anyone know its history?
Main Pierpont lobby looking from main lounge. Elevator on left, mailroom straight ahead, stairwell on left. Circa 1976. It's unrecognizable now. The dorm was renovated some years ago. All the paintings are gone... and a tiled floor has replaced the rug. There is electronic keycard security on the outer door even to the door to the stairwell. Perhaps Pierpont should be be renamed Stalag P-10.
There used to be a big blackboard on the first floor just outside the HoR's residence. After a heated dorm meeting, probably in December 76, some people vented their frustration: "THIS MEETING WAS A FARSE", "check your spelling: farce", "I can't live in a community with so many rude people. It's disgusting", "As far as I'm concerned I have nothing to do with this community", "We all need singles", "If you are going to talk about something serious at least you can do is not come drunk and stoned. Nothing was accomplished".
Elevator Lobby on 2ed floor looking toward Second Sunset.
Hey, that's my blue 10 speed!
This was the hall in Second Sunset looking towards the lounge door. It was shot in '77 and shows a lot of the art that survived the spring '76 hall painting by the Physical Plant.
Second Sunset lounge.
A typical UMie dorm room? This is room 216 in spring '77. It wasn't usually so messy... looks like I was just back from a backpacking trip.
Command Central, my desk fall '76. It's amazing to look at this pic and realize how much of the stuff there I still have!
The Pierpont Yurt on a foggy night in spring '77. This shot was one of a series taken on campus that were deliberately overexposed to test the film's reciprocity failure, that is how the different layers of color dye in the film would react in low light. Why is the scene green? Back then most streets were lit by mercury vapor lights which exposed green on daylight film. Photo by Robb Strycharz.
There used to be two lounges on Second Sunset. At some point a door was cut between room 229
and the lounge in 231 to make a triple or a quad. I assume the same was done on the 3ed and 4th floors. These were the only rooms with a porch! Quite the contrast to triples like room 225 which was in the inner corner of the dorm. It was like living in the armpit of the dorm.
This pic was taken in spring 76. At the time Rob Pearlman, Mike Getcham, and Lee Meddin lived here. Somewhere in the dark past large refrigerators made it into the dorm. They were too big to take home so they were abandoned or sold. Karl somehow bought or inherited an ancient PHILCO fridge. The University never liked these big fridges and often threaten to ban them all.
I'm sure one of the reasons I took this shot was because I always loved the stained-glass effect of the painted fluorescent light.