Greenhouse Tour, 1939

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Greenhouse Tour, 1939





Length: 00:55
Color, Silent

Students walk along the paths in the gardens surrounding the Greenhouse. Students are shown looking at the plants (maybe picking some vegetables) directly next to the building. Students walk through the gardens, looking at some plants.


The Bridgewater campus Greenhouse was built in 1910 as a result of a generous $4,000 donation from Mrs. Elizabeth Richmond Case Stevens (Class of 1872). The greenhouse was torn down as the construction of the Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Building neared completion in 2012. A new greenhouse has subsequently been constructed on the same site.

This excerpt is from a 50-minute 16mm compilation film that was made in the early 1950s. The compilation film consists of both color and black & white segments, most filmed without sound, dating from 1935 to 1950. The BSU Archives and Special Collections has not uncovered any documentation or additional information about the compilation film and who produced it.

Sometime in the mid-1980s a VHS video recording was made of the projected 16mm film in an attempt to archive it, and the original film reel was probably discarded. The VHS recording was transferred to a digital format in 2015.

Greenhouse Tour, 1939