Thursday, December 3, 2009
Suwannee Arcade connects two of the oldest dormitories on the Florida State University campus, Bryan Hall (left) and Reynolds Hall. When I lived in Reynolds Hall as a freshman back in the olden days, we used the arcades as study rooms. We also used to sunbathe on the roof. I'm not sure what they are used for now. When FSU was a women's college, these arcades connected all of the dormitories, the old dining hall, and the old health center. This allowed Florida State College for Women students to walk between the buildings without having to step outside in inclement weather. Since they were not allowed to go outside without being properly attired in dresses, it was also a convenient way to visit friends in other buildings without having to get dressed up. The second picture shows ferns growing on the brick wall on the back side of the arcade and part of Reynolds Hall.