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Week of 19 March 1999

Vol. II, No. 27

BU Yesterday

Back alley to backyard. From the mid-1940s until the early 1960s, people leaving CAS by the rear door stepped into this uninviting scene. To the left is one of three clusters of temporary buildings the University purchased as war surplus (a sign above the student's head points to a cafeteria and to soda rooms); to the right is 270 Bay State Road. The prefab buildings and parking spaces were replaced by the George Sherman Union, the School of Law, and the grassy Warren Alpert Mall, now one of the most pleasant spots on the Charles River Campus. The landscaping was further refined when brick walkways were laid down in 1997. BU Photo Services/Kalman Zabarsky