Hurst Hall at American University in 1918

American University College of History building circa 1918 (Library of Congress)
American University College of History building circa 1918 (Library of Congress)

I believe this is Hurst Hall sometime between 1918 and 1920. If you went to AU, how does this compare to the building today?

The university has a good history section on their own website that you should check out.

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  • VMC

    Took four or five classes in there – from international law to WWII Treaties. May have slept through some of those classes. Trees are a lot taller now!

  • As a 2012 AU grad, I can tell you the building looks exactly the same (slightly worse for wear though, as you might expect).

  • JA

    There’s an elephant outside now (one of the many statues around campus) whom my roommate and I freshman year decided would be worshiped as the god of midterms. Other than that, basically the same. (Fun fact, there never actually was a “College of History” at AU, even though that is what is engraved on Hurst)