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View From Your Ivory Tower #12

One reader who correctly guesses the campus on which this photograph was taken will win a one-year subscription to our print magazine. Also, get the answer to the July 24 contest.

First, the answer to the July 24 contestAllegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Many readers guessed correctly, but we selected reader Aman Biswas for the detail in his answer:

The picture is probably taken from Brooks Hall, the dormitory across from Bentley Hall. I lived in Walker Annex, a dormitory adjacent to Brooks, freshman year!

Roma Panganiban submitted the photograph and had this to say about the scene:

Attached is a photo I took a few years ago through a window screen ... from the fourth floor of Brooks Hall at Allegheny College. The view is of Bentley Hall, the first building established on campus, meant to house the donated private library of Dr. William Bentley (which was so impressive that Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to college founder Timothy Alden saying he hoped that UVA's library could measure up someday). There's also an abiding campus legend that as a student, President William McKinley led a cow up the stairs into the bell tower, where of course it couldn't get back down again. Classic prank.

And with that, here's this week's mystery photo:


Check back next week for notes on where this photograph was taken—and see if your guess was accurate. And, in the meantime, consider submitting a photograph of your own.

Happy guessing!

View From Your Ivory Tower is a photo submission contest. High-resolution photographs of views from the windows of places of higher education should be emailed and include the name of the institution and a description of the buildings or landscapes pictured. Those whose photos are selected will receive a free one-year subscription to our print magazine.