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The New ASU Story:
Landmarks


Photographs and memories are all that remain of some campus landmarks; others stand as protected icons of the last millennium. They mark the growth of an institution; they are more than mere bricks and mortar. Landmarks represent the spirit and memories of the students and moments that shaped their future.

Click any image below or its brief caption to see a larger version of the image and the complete caption. Items marked with an * have additional explanatory text included with the larger image.
Deeds to Tempe School Land, 1885-1936 Arizona Territorial Normal School Original Building,1890
* Deeds to Tempe School Land
1885-1936
* Arizona Territorial Normal
School Original Building
1890
Training School, 1901 View north of Old Main, 1897
* Training School
1901
* View north of Old Main
1897
Original building, Alpha Hall and Old Main on Tyler Mall, ca. 1904-05 Plat of the Campus, 1907 Alpha Hall with Blome Training School to the west, 1900s
* Original building,
Alpha Hall and Old Main
on Tyler Mall
ca. 1904-05
* Plat of the Campus
1907
* Alpha Hall with Blome
Training School to the west
1900s
Athletic Field, ca. 1916 TNS Patch Athletic Field panoramic postcard
* Athletic Field
ca. 1916
TNS Patch
Artifact #160
* Athletic Field
panoramic postcard
1916
Sanborn Map, original 20 acres, 1915 Sanborn Map, new buildings, 1915 Aerial of the campus toward the west, 1919
* Sanborn Map,
original 20 acres
1915
* Sanborn Map,
new buildings
1915
* Aerial of the campus
toward the west
1919
Plat of the campus, 1920s Aerial of the campus toward the northeast, 1928
Plat of the campus
1920s
* Aerial of the campus
toward the northeast
1928
Old Main and Blome Training School, ca. 1920s 'Old Quad,' 1925 'N' Mountain toward the north on College Ave., 1923
* Old Main and Blome
Training School
ca. 1920s
* “Old Quad” showing
Auditorium/Gymnasium, Old Main,
and the Science Building
1925
* “N” Mountain toward the
north on College Ave.
1923
Industrial Arts Building, 1925 Normal School Emblem Matthews Hall, 1925
* Industrial Arts Building
1925
Normal School Emblem
Artifact #161
* Matthews Hall
1925
A dance ceremony on the Auditorium/Gymnasium lawn, 1925 Old Main Fishpond/Fountain, 1924-25
A dance ceremony on
the Auditorium/Gymnasium lawn
1925
* Old Main Fishpond/Fountain
1924-25
'T' Mountain, 1920s J.O. Grimes plat, 1930s Aerial of Tempe and campus toward the south, 1939
* “T” Mountain
1920s
J.O. Grimes plat
1930s
* Aerial of Tempe and
campus toward the south
1939
College Avenue, 1939 TSTC Pennant Main Campus, 1930s
* College Avenue
1939
TSTC Pennant
Artifact #301
Main Campus
1930s
Philomathian Bench, ca. 1934 Old Main, 1930s Entrance to the Campus, 1934
* Philomathian Bench
ca. 1934
Old Main
1930s
* Entrance to the Campus
1934
Palm Walk, 1930s Campus aerial toward the southwest, 1940
* Palm Walk
1930s
* Campus aerial
toward the southwest
1940
Aerial toward the north, 1940 Soldiers marching south on College Avenue, 1940s
* Aerial toward the north
1940
* Soldiers marching south
on College Avenue
1940s
Palm Walk, 1946 Students sitting by the fountain in front of Old Main, 1940 Married Student Dormitory, 1940s
Palm Walk
1946
* Students sitting on
the fountain in front
of Old Main
1940
* Married Student Dormitory
1940s
Plat, 1950s Aerial toward the east, 1950
Plat
1950s
* Aerial toward the east
1950
Aerial toward the south, ca. 1952 West side of Old Main, 1950s
* Aerial toward the south
ca. 1952
* West side of Old Main
1950s
Palm Walk, 1957 Aerial toward the northeast, 1963
Palm Walk
1957
* Aerial toward the northeast
1963
The corner of Orange Street and College Avenue toward the southeast, 1960 Tyler and College Avenue toward the northwest, 1960s Matthews Hall on Tyler Mall toward the east, 1960s
The corner of Orange Street
and College Avenue
toward the southeast
1960
Tyler and College Avenue
toward the northwest
1960s
Matthews Hall on Tyler
Mall toward the east
1960s
Orange Street and Normal Avenue toward the north, 1962 Orange Street and College Avenue toward the southwest, 1968 Gammage Auditorium and The Evelyn Smith Music Building, 1960s
Orange Street and Normal
Avenue toward the north
1962
Orange Street and College
Avenue toward the southwest
1968
Gammage Auditorium and
The Evelyn Smith Music Building
1960s
Forest Avenue toward the northwest, 1960s All Saints Catholic Newman Center and 'A' Mountain, ca. 1965
* Forest Avenue toward
the northwest
1960s
* All Saints Catholic Newman
Center and “A” Mountain
ca. 1965
Palm Walk, 1966 ASU Research Farm, 1969
Palm Walk
1966
ASU Research Farm
1969
Aerial of campus and Tempe, 1972 Aerial of the campus toward the northeast, 1970 Fountain at center of campus, 1970
* Aerial of campus
and Tempe
1972
* Aerial of the campus
toward the northeast
1970
* Fountain at
center of campus
1970
Cady Mall toward the south, 1970s Aerial of the campus, Tempe and Scottsdale toward the north, 1984
* Cady Mall toward the south
1970s
* Aerial of the campus,
Tempe and Scottsdale
toward the north
1984
Aquatic Center, 1981 Hayden Library, 1984
* Aquatic Center
1981
* Hayden Library
1984
University Drive Pedestrian Overpass, 1986 Parking Lot 59, 1986
* University Drive
Pedestrian Overpass
1986
* Parking Lot 59
1986
Hayden Library Entrance, 1980s Philomathian Bench, 1990 Aerial, 1997
* Hayden Library Entrance
1980s
Philomathian Bench
1990
* Aerial
1997
Palm Walk, 1990s Sun Devil Stadium with all expansions, 1992
* Palm Walk
1990s
* Sun Devil Stadium
with all expansions
1992
Fletcher Library, ASU West, 1990s Nelson Fine Arts Complex, 1990 Nelson Fine Arts Complex, Galvin Playhouse, 1990
* Fletcher Library, ASU West
1990s
* Nelson Fine Arts Complex
1990
* Nelson Fine Arts Complex,
Galvin Playhouse
1990
The John J. Ross-William C. Blakely Law Library, 1990s ASU West aerial overlaid by artist rendering, 1990s
* The John J. Ross-William
C. Blakely Law Library
1990s
* ASU West aerial overlaid
by artist rendering
1990s
ASU East, late 1990s Downtown Center, late 1990s
* ASU East
Late 1990s
* Downtown Center
Late 1990s


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