Who Knew WashU? 9.20.16

Question: Which building on the Danforth Campus housed an exhibition of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee gifts during the 1904 World’s Fair?

historic photo of students studying in Ridgley Hall
Ridgley Hall in 1906 (Photo: Washington University Archives)

Answer: D) The university was the setting for the fair. While Brookings Hall served as the fair’s administrative building, Ridgley Hall housed a display of the queen’s gifts. Read more about the roles of early buildings from University Libraries.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Mary Wingate, a staff member in the Cardiovascular Division of the School of Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU!” luggage tag!

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