Fall 1999


Our President's House

This 1939 Parnassus photograph of William M. Jardine shows the university's chief executive posed in his new colonial-style home looking at a photo of the newly completed president's house. In 1996 Joe Walsh bought a deteriorating old home at 1604 N. Fairmount. His grandparents lived there, and he had fond memories of his time with them. The lead guitarist for the Eagles, Walsh said he wanted the home because he enjoyed the pace of life it represented. He restored it and while it is n...

Shocker Heritage and Remembering George

The George Washington Bicentennial Memorial Bridge is significant to the history and heritage of both Wichita State University and the city of Wichita. The bridge's roots are deep in the founding of the university as Fairmount College because it was constructed out of the stones of Fairmount Hall, the first campus building. Designed by Clayton Staples, a major figure in the arts in Kansas, it was erected to be the university's contribution to the great Washington Bicentennial Celebration...