On image verso: Martin Photo. Curved to take advantage of the surrounding view are Nash and Mathes Halls, residence halls dedicated October 11 by Governor Dan Evans. The curved plan also reduces the "institutional" effect of long interior hallways. Nash Hall, left, provides quarters for 300 men students on 7 floors. Mathes Hall, 8 stories tall, is a residence for 300 women. The two buildings were designed by architect Henry Klein of Mount Vernon. Multiple copies available
ca. 1946. On verso of photo: "In 1946, the academic life of the college still centered around Old Main and the library. The Campus School Building has been completed on a site formerly occupied by the bleachers of Waldo Field and the Physical Education Building had been in use for more than a decade. [Written 1/24/74]"
ca. 1946; original inventory #0619.1. On verso of photo: "[LABEL] CAMPUS VIEW 1946-47. From the air; snow on the ground. [HANDWRITTEN] Air view showing Western Washington College campus. [INSERT] In 1946, the academic life of the college still centered around Old Main and the library. The Campus School building had been completed as had the Physical Education Building, hidden by a clump of trees at the right. [Written 9/73]"
On verso of Image: Curved to take maximum advantage of a view of Bellingham Bay are Nash and Mathes Halls, forming the southern gateway to the Western Washington State College campus. The two buildings received awards for design excellence from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. TO SUNSET. 6/75.