Snapshot: Centennial Bench Installed in front of Webster Hall


Centennial Bench
Made from the wood of the Century Tree, the centennial bench is located in front of Webster Hall

Next time you find yourself in front of Webster Hall, have a seat on the newly installed centennial bench located in front of the centennial flag pole.

The bench is made from the wood of the Century Tree, the 100-year old tulip poplar which once stood in the courtyard between Webster Hall and Loretto Hall. The bench was commissioned last year for the centennial celebrations. Edwin Akers, a local artist from Webster Groves, designed and hand-crafted the bench pieces.

The bench is located by the centennial flag and the New Century Tree, a tulip tree planted for the centennial and named in honor of Centennial Planning Committee chair Elizabeth Robb.

Take a break and sit a spell under the centennial flag, honoring 100 years of the University's history.

Read about the accomplishments and contributions to Webster during the centennial celebrations here.

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