Remembering Ford & Sydeman Halls
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Construction of Ford Hall
This gallery includes photographs of Middlesex University's construction of Ford Hall in 1939 and 1940.
Photographs from the Middlesex University Collection
General Exterior
This gallery includes photographs of Ford and Sydmeman Halls from the 1940s, 1950s, 1969, and 2000. It also includes two aerial photographs of the the campus.
Some photographs from the Ralph Norman Photography Collection, some photographs taken by Elana Memberg
General Interior
This includes photographs of the inside of Ford and Sydeman Halls in July 2000, just before staff cleared out the building. It also includes photographs of science laboratories and offices in the 1950s.
Photographs from the Ralph Norman Photography Collection and the Julian Brown Photography Collection
Construction of Sydeman & Seifer
This gallery includes photographs of Brandeis' construction of Sydeman Hall and Nathan Seifer Auditorium in late 1940s and early 1950s.
Photographs from the Ralph Norman Photography Collection and the Brandeis University--Architecture Collection
Nathan Seifer Auditorium
This includes photographs of Nathan Seifer Auditorium from the 1950s, 1972, and 2000. This includes photographs of the reliefs in the auditorium.
Photographs from the Ralph Norman Photography Collection, the Julian Brown Photography Collection, and the Brandeis University--Architecture Collection
Student Occupation
This gallery includes photographs of the student occupation of the Ford Hall student occupation in January 1969. Most of the photographs are of students marching outside Ford Hall in support of the occupying students.
Photographs from the Ralph Norman Photography Collection
Tearing Down Ford & Sydeman Halls
These photographs document the tearing down of Ford and Sydeman Halls in August 2000. This gallery is divided into ten pages.
Page 1 documents the emptying of Ford Hall before its destruction.
Page 2 shows the first moments of the wrecking crew tearing down the building.
Pages 3 through 7 illustrates the wrecking crew tearing down Ford and Sydeman Halls starting with Sydemann wall facing the former F parking lot and working their way towards the wall facing the Fellows Garden and science buildings.
Page 8 shows the Ford Hall wall facing the Fellows Garden and science buildings coming down.
Page 9 has photographs of the front wall of Ford Hall--facing the Administration buildings--being torn down, with a sequence of the center bay crashing down.
Page 10 documents the final moments of Ford Hall.
Some photographs from the Julian Brown Photography Collection, some photographs taken by Elana Memberg

To see additional images of Ford and Sydeman Halls being torn down, visit A Daily Ford Hall Memorial Summer 2000.

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