The University Record, October 15, 2001

Knock, Knock . . .

Joel Slemrod (Photo coutesy of U-M Photo Services)
Chances are you’ve passed this door hundreds of times or may have even crossed over its threshold . . . but do you remember where it’s located? Each week the Record will snap a stoop. See if you can guess where it is. If you can’t get a handle on its location, check out the answer in the next Record. (Photo by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services)

Who’s There?

Answer from Oct. 8 issue

‘The Great Doors will Swing Wide to Welcome Me’ bears an inscription in a 1930 Martha Cook Annual. These great doors, pictured in the Oct. 8 issue of the Record, opened to Martha Cook residents for the first time in 1915. Over the years it’s been home to thousands of campus women and was even once described as the most beautiful college dormitory in the United States. The building was a gift from alumnus William Cook. He hoped the residence hall would provide an atmosphere of beauty and harmonious living that would nurture ‘the charm and grace and principles of cultured American womanhood.’