The large brick structure with sandstone trimmings at the west of these two buildings is Hemenway Gymnasium where are to be found all the equipments connected with athletic exercise.
The main hall is used for dancing on Class Day evening, and during vacation is open to visitors.
At the left of the gymnasium, more remote front the street, stands Austin Hall, better known as the Law School.
A most impressive building it is, constructed of sandstone, with its arched entrance, showing the architect Richardson
's work at its best.
It was a most noble gift to Harvard
from Edwin Austin
The library is at the left of the entrance, the rest of the building being devoted to lecture rooms.
Forming a frieze on the front wall of the building we find these words, “And Thou Shalt Teach Them Ordinances and Laws and Shalt Shew Them The Way Wherein They Must Walk and The Work That They Must Do.”
Northwest of Austin Hall may be seen a portion of Hastings Hall, a very fine dormitory recently built, which commands a view of Cambridge Common on the west, and at the east overlooks Holmes Field, one of Harvard's playgrounds.
Here the great inter-collegiate games take place, and the stands have accommodations for 5,000 spectators.
Jarvis Field, another name associated with athletic sports at the University
, although now wholly used for tennis, lies not far distant to the northwest.
Through the generosity of Henry L. Higginson, Esquire
, a third lot of land for athletic uses has been added to the college.
Soldiers' Field, as it is called, lying on the other side of the Charles River
, is yet easily accessible from the college.
Two dormitories in the vicinity in which we