Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Yale University-Sheffield Tower

New Haven, CT

Sheffield Tower, along with Sheffield Hall, and Strathcona Hall now occupy the site of the original Yale Scientific School, which was founded in 1847 and later re-named the Sheffield Scientific School.   Named after Joseph E Sheffield, a railroad executive and early benefactor of Yale, the Sheffield Scientific School offered courses early on in agricultural chemistry, practical chemistry and civil engineering.  The school influenced the transition of US higher education to the modern model used today which incorporates the teaching of the sciences along side the classical liberal arts. 


  1. This is a fine composition. Yale is going to come calling, looking for your image for a course catalog or the like.

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Jack. I wish Yale would come calling, but I've seen the pictures they post of the campus on their website, and I think they have more than enough really qualified photographers. I would be flattered if they ever wanted one of my photos though. I hope you're enjoying the Florida weather. We're expecting over 8" of snow tonight.