Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Tunnel, The

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Institution Name: Midway College
Original/Historic Place Name: Tunnel, The
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1900-1997original construction
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: engineering
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (carries electric utilities, water, and steam lines to campus buildings)

For purposes of safety and aesthetics, all utilities were placed in an underground tunnel early in the 1900s. The tunnel, not open to public access, is four feet wide and is constructed (at different times) of stone, brick, and cement. All buildings constructed from 1907-1997 are connected to the tunnel. Considered innovative and far-reaching at the time, it has served the campus for nearly a century.


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