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I2BThe Daily Tar HeelMonday. August 24. 1981
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Silent Sam9 Old Well among
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top Carolina campus attractions
From Staff Reports
Chapel Hill can be a little overwhelming for newcomers, as they attempt to
learn the ins and outs of a university community that has a long and rich
: history. ''
Chartered in 1789, The University of North Carolina is the oldest state,
university in the country and first opened its doors to students in 1795. Old
East Dorm, which is still used as a dormitory, was built in 1793 and known as
East Building until it was renamed Old East after the construction of New East
in 1859. In the beginning it served as a dorm and classroom building and has
housed such notables as Thomas Wolfe and Andy Griffith.
Between Old East and Old West sits the Old Well, symbol of Carolina, used
on postcards, ties, toilet seat covers and anything else the Student Stores can
think of. Whether it be school children fighting each other to get a drink from
the fountain, cheerleaders flinging each other next to the steps, or Woody
Durham interviewing a basketball player next to it, the Old Well has been the
symbol of Carolina for years.
But it has not always been as nice as it is today (although the water still may
taste the same). It has undergone renovation, and the well itself was capped
Old East and the Old Well are situated within McCorkle Place (often confus
ed with Polk Place, which runs from South Building to Wilson Library). Mc
Corkle Place stands in contrast to the din of Fraternity Court and bustle of
Franklin Street, spreading across the older part of campus. It is the perfect spot
for an afternoon nap or frisbee fling.
On the northern end of McCorkle Place stands Silent Sam, a memorial to
the men of the Confederacy. He stands with his gun facing toward the North,
prepared for any Yankee who dares to cross his path. Sam also is the source of
a story that has been handed down from generation to genration (and is a great
icebreaker for orientation groups).
Although Sam has a noble appearance and is dedicated to the 321 sons of the
University who lost their lives in the Civil War, these days he has a more impor
tant function. He is supposed to fire his gun everytime a virgin walks by, but
ol Sam seems to be strangely silent these days.
Playmakers Theatre, directly across the street from Old East, also has a Civil
War flavor. It served as a library during the war and William Sherman (the bad
guy) quartered his horse there during the war. A common joke was that the
horses were the best educated animals in the South. But, as is the case with
. many buildings on campus, it is undergoing renovations and curious observers
have been -kept at a distance by a fence since last spring.
If McCorkle Place is not quiet enough, the Coker Arboretum is an alter
native quiet spot, except in the spring when the number of sunbathers rivals
that of North Myrtle Beach. But during most , of the year its five acres of
gardens provides an ideal setting for a picnic lunch or deep discussion with a
philosophy graduate student. Just remember to bring a blanket and some red
There are new buildings, of course, and among the more prominent are the
Carolina Union, the Student Stores building, Wilson Library and
Undergraduate Library (and, yes, it really was rated by Playboy as one of the
10 best pickup spots in the nation). Across the street from Wilson Library is the
Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower, which plays everything from "Amazing
Grace" to "Camptown Race' (do-dah, do-dah). It stirs vivid memories of the
good ol' days for alumni who flock to Chapel Hill on football weekends, but
lately it has been a gathering spot for students of higher education, seeking a
nice break from classes over the noon hour. '
And still in the process of being built is the yet-tp-be named fortress, the con
struction of which is employing about half the residents of Orange County.
The new Central Library, which used to be a beloved parking lot, is still a few
; years from completion but will be the largest facility of its kind in the. South
when it is finished.
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