Every time a fire alarm goes off during class, it’s impossible to question whether or not this is “the big one.” The students in Bascom Hall on Oct.10, 1916, got out a bit early when, ironically enough, the building’s water dome caught fire.
Here are some pictures from 100 years ago, where University of Wisconsin students watched their future burn brighter than ever before.
100th anniversary today of the Bascom Hall dome fire. Let's avoid fire alarms today! pic.twitter.com/eyGKzRYQ9d
— Becky Blank (@BeckyBlank) October 10, 2016