Fridays with Fred

Stories from Beloit College history.

1945 Middle College Cornerstone

Fridays With Fred: The Building of Beloit College

The cornerstone of Middle College was laid on June 24, 1847 and witnessed by thousands.

Photo taken on December 12, 1953 of Eaton Chapel fire from afar

Fridays with Fred - the Eaton Chapel Fire of 1953

The Eaton Chapel Fire of 1953.

Marion Hedges

Fridays with Fred - Iron City

This week’s Fridays With Fred explores Iron City

Spring Day 1985

Fridays with Fred - Spring Day

A photo essay of Beloit’s infamous Spring Day

Every Beloiter remembers the ferocious storms that move into the area on a hot and humid day, explode with crashing thunder and bright flickers of lightning, and leave the campus drenched in rain. On the night of September 24, 1984, with the help of a plugged storm drain, a lake developed in front of the ’64 dorms. As thunder still rumbled in the distance, students fled their un-airconditioned rooms and, with spontaneous joy, cooled off, wading and splashing in between parked cars.

Fridays with Fred - A dozen images from the Archives

A dozen images from Beloit College history

Rock River from campus looking north with Big Hill in distance in early 1890

Fridays with Fred - A Pioneering Environmentalist: James J. Blaisdell and Beloit’s Big Hill

This week’s Fridays With Fred explores the connection between Beloit College and Big Hill Park.

Round Table layout room

Fridays with Fred - Round Table Recollections

Olympian Base Ball Club

Fridays with Fred - Beloit’s First Athletic Team - the Olympian Base Ball Club

This Fridays With Fred honors Beloit’s first athletic team.

Pearsons Hall of Science in the 1890s

Fridays with Fred - Pearsons Hall

The history of Pearsons Hall

D.K. Pearsons in 1892

Fridays with Fred - D.K. Pearsons and Beloit College

This week’s Fridays With Fred explores D.K. Pearsons


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