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The Great Fire
Alumni and Friends Respond
"It is almost impossible to realize that the Rotunda is no more and the Lawn without it must resemble nothing so much as a body without its head."
"I felt & feel as though a temple had been profaned. No loyal alumnus can fail to feel a personal loss."
" ... we felt as if the loss of the beloved old Rotunda and Public Hall, with its priceless contents, would be the most irreparable of disasters, and saddest of blows."
"So bright, however, is the prospect for speedy relief and the rebuilding of the old place that our sympathies may be turned to congratulations."