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A Map of Collegetown

To be added to the pile of Cornelliana, a 2009 alumnus with a knack for mapping and digital design has created a really neat stylized map of Collegetown:

The map comes with a legend offering a historical topography of our beloved East Hill, including the location of the 1969 French-Russian co-op, the famed Cosmopolitan Club, and Johnny's Big Red Grill. An astute observer will even be able to locate my former abode, although I personally don't think I should take precedence over Liberty Hyde Bailey.

I'm a huge map nerd, so this is like Christmas in September to me.

A complete version of the file can be downloaded here:


The alumnus, Ryan Gomez '09, writes that, "A copy of this map is held at the Olin Map Library and another hangs in the window of Kraftees in Collegetown. I miss Ithaca terribly after visiting last week to reunite with old friends and to watch Freshmen get lost on campus."

You can contact Ryan with questions or compliments about his map at ryangomez26@gmail.com.

N.B. I think I just invented the phrase historical topography. And I kind of like it.

Late Update: Okay. Maybe not.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on September 01, 2009 (#)

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