The University Record, September 24, 2001

Knock, Knock . . .

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.

Who’s There?

Answer from Sept. 17 isssue

If you pressed your ear up against this door in the Sept. 17 issue, you’d probably hear some pretty important conversations. That’s because it’s the entrance to President Bollinger’s 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, 1909–20, 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)