stone cornices added in 1927. Memorial Hall is a unique case. The original 1930 wash survives, but when major additions to the sides of the building debuted last year, they were in bare brick. The wash simply was too difficult to match on the newer brick, Kapp said, so the old and new were left in contrast as a sort of visual history of the hall's evolution. Still, beauty and historic faithfulness are in the eyes of many beholders. The first paint put on the stucco surface of the Campus Y was a rose-tan. But the same year it opened it was redone, research shows, in light rose crean., later, medium rose crealTI and, still later, white. A historian might argue that its true color is white or close to it. But when Moeser stood on the South Building steps for his installation as chan- cellor, he saw out of the corner of his eye "a really ugly, white, old hulk." He asked to have the Y painted not long afterward, even before it was certain the money would be found to save it from demoli- tion. The conservator dug down to the rose-tan, and Moeser liked it.
"I think we actually may have saved the
Y by painting it" and getting people to see
it's potential, Moeser said. The money was
raised, and the Y will be new again late this
year, and it will stay rose-tan. (As a foot-
note, the Y originally was designed in
exposed brick; the University could afford
Another because-we-can is found in the
Chancellor James Moeser thinks
that painting the Campus Y a rose
with light cornices, sashes and
quoins (the vertical trim on the cor-
ners) may have inspired donors and
saved It from demolition. This Is Its
original color, but it wasn't for long.
Someone decided to change it to a
light cream with dark trim the
same year it opened, 1907.
We're more than a residence hall...
We're a tradition
more and more alumni
continue to trust.
CAROLINA ALUMNI REVIEW