What Did American University Look Like in 1916? Faces & Places of Yesterday, Featured Tue Jul 29th, 2014 2 Comments Take a look at this old photo of American University. Can you recognize where this is? American University in 1916 American University in 1916 Source: Library of Congress Like Ghosts of DC on Facebook Get more GoDC posts by emailSign up to receive our great posts right in your inbox! Tags 1910s, American University Amazon.com Widgets Jared That’s the Mary Gradon Center with the back of McKinley–now the School of Communications–on the left Joey_BagsDC Yes, definitely the Mary Graydon Center. I designed the replacement skylights above the cafeteria about 2 years ago, I hope they’re holding up alright!