Map in hand, almost anyone ought to be able to find his way around Harvard Square. Cambridge, like Boston, was founded on cowpaths, as the saying goes, and if cows could do it, you probably don't need a map at all.
Like Gaul, Harvard is divided three ways, into the graduate schools and laboratories, the Yard (not campus, please), and the Houses. The Yard, birthplace of the College, lies between Cambridge Street and Massachusetts Avenue and contains what are called Freshman halls, the bulk of the classrooms, and administration buildings.
To the north is the graduates' empire, to the south are the lairs of the upperclassmen, and across the river the Business School, the Stadium, and athletic fields.
Of special interest to incoming students in these three areas are the following: in the center of the Yard is University Hall, administrative headquarters of the University. Some offices, however, including President Conant's, are in Massachusetts Hall, while the veterans' head-quarers and several other units are in Weld.
Largest in the Land
Dominating the southern end of the quadrangle is the massive Widener Library, largest university library in the United States. Facing it at the north end is the Memorial Church, built in remembrance of Harvard's dead in World War I. In the southwest corner stands Lehman Hall, headquarters of the Superintendent of Caretakers and of University bill collectors.
Across Quincy Street is the Union, dining hall to acons of Freshmen, as well as the offices of the Harvard Athletic Association, where tickets for football games and other tests of skill are obtained. English A students will have many occasions to visit Warren House to the rear of the Union. Northward on Quincy Street is the Fogg Art Museum.
On the way to the Union stands the President's House. Emerson, Sever, and Boylston Halls are used for classes, Robinson and Hunt Halls contains the School of Design. Other important buildings are Phillips Brooks House and Wadsworth House.
North of Yaad
To the north of the Yard are the towering Memorial Hall, where Harvardmen once ate, now register and take exams, and the New Lecture Hall, now no longer new.
Behind the Littauer School of Public Administration are the Law School buildings, and the new Hemenway Gymnasium. On Oxford Street, beyond New Lecture Hall, are the Mallinckrodt chemical laboratories.
South of Massachusetts Avenue lies the realm of upperclasmen, land of Houses, clubs, and tailoring establishments. On Holyoke Street, south of the Hygiene Building, is the Indoor Athletic Building. At the foot of Boylston Street, near the Cambridge end of the Lars Anderson Bridge, is the Weld Boat Club.
Across the Charles is the Business School. Here also, in the shadow of the Stadium, are the Dillon Field House and the Carey and Briggs Cages. Nearby are tennis courts, soccer, football, baseball, and lacrosse fields, and the Newell Boat House.