The University Record, September 24, 2001
Knock, Knock . . .
Chances are youve passed this door hundreds of times or may have even crossed over its threshold . . . but do you remember where its located? Each week the Record will snap a stoop. See if you can guess where it is. If you cant get a handle on its location, check out the answer in the next Record.
Answer from Sept. 17 isssue
If you pressed your ear up against this door in the Sept. 17 issue, youd probably hear some pretty important conversations. Thats because its the entrance to President Bollingers home on South University. The house was built in late 1839 for about $7,712.50. It housed a number of Michigan luminaries before becoming the home of University presidents in 1852. Over the years many additions have been added on, but the first and second stories on the central section constitute the oldest structure on campus. Harry Hutchins is the only University president who has not lived in the white house. During those years, 190920, the Red Cross used it as a headquarters during World War I and Medical School professor Hugh Cabot took residence there. (Photos by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services)