and a leafy stairway. . . .
UC Berkeley, Strawberry Creek.
The 1910 Bridge near the Faculty Club is dedicated to Phoebe Apperson Hearst who paid for a number of academic buildings and campus improvements around the turn of the 20th century and can certainly be considered a ‘foundress’ of the campus.
Oddly enough, this sculptural gate is very difficult to get information about online. One interesting source, mainly about the creek does give us the brief story I quote above, PLUS more below :
"Look at the Latin inscription and note that the second letter is a stylized “U” carved over an original letter “A.” The original word, selected by a classics professor, was “HANC” (for “this”). A student pointed out that the grammatically correct word is “HUNC.” The correction was finally made after the professor retired!"
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