A somber Helen Langworthy, Theater Director, appraises the damage done by the fire in Cranford Hall in March, 1949, on the campus of the Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado and formerly the State Normal School, the Colorado Teachers College, and Colorado State College) in Greeley, Colorado, in Weld County. Charred boards and debris litter the ground. The roof of the building has burned away, and the sky is visible.
1949 March 12
Photoprint has been altered with gray and black paint.; Photoprint is warped and has tack holes in the corners.; Printed on newsprint and attached to back of photoprint: "Fire unexpectedly stole the show as a student theater group at Colorado State College laid plans for a play production at Greeley. Two days after the group held its dress rehearsal for "The Male Animal" the theater was destroyed in a fire which razed the east end of historic Cranford Hall on the campus. Helen Langworthy, theater director, surveys the wreckage (above). Despite the loss of costumes and props, the play went on - at a downtown Greeley theater."; Title hand-written on back of photoprint.; R7100091565
1 photoprint ; 24 x 19 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Colorado State College of Education--1940-1950.; Greeley (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Fires--Colorado--Greeley--1940-1950.; Universities & colleges--Colorado--Greeley--1940-1950.; Langworthy, Helen.
Source: Max 17.
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