Who Knew WashU? 1.13.21

Graham Chapel in 1918
Graham Chapel in 1918 (Photo: University Archives)

Question: When a flu pandemic broke out in 1918, it spread around the world over the course of two years. The university offered its buildings to the Red Cross to help keep St. Louis safe during the pandemic. What was Graham Chapel used for?

Answer: B) The Red Cross used Graham Chapel as a mask-making shop, according to an article in Student Life. More than 100 workers produced thousands of masks, which were dispatched both in the United States and overseas.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Kris Forneris, who works in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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