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Dunn's Woods Campus

What's the Dunn's Woods campus? Some precursor to IU? I never heard of it. Looking forward to the article! -Chrobb 11:10, 24 May 2006 (EDT)

Dunn's woods are the woods in the middle of the old crescent. The Kirkwood Observatory is in the western edge of the woods and it is bounded by; Lindley Hall, Maxwell Hall, Bryan Hall, Kirkwood Hall, Owen Hall, Swain Hall, and the Law School. Not to be confused with Dunn Meadow that is just north of the IMU, Student Building and Franklin Hall. Chris 11:24, 24 May 2006 (EDT)
Dunn's woods was originally the 20 acre plot purchased from Moses Fell Dunn in 1883 for the "new" campus. This was when the campus was located at Seminary Square. What we now know as Dunn's Woods is what's left of it, after the old crescent was built. All of the buildings in the old crescent lay on that original tract of land. In the period when both campuses were still running, they usually called the new one the Dunn's Woods campus.
Dunn Meadow is also named after Moses Dunn, though. He sold the plot of land where Dunn's Meadow and the IMU now stand in 1895. --Jkonrath 11:43, 24 May 2006 (EDT)
Thanks, guys. I should have been more specific in my question though. I know what Dunn's Woods is, but I wasn't sure about the campus part. I suppose it makes sense, since we often refer to regional campuses by their location. I just though it might have been a separately accredited institution or leg of the University at some point. -Chrobb 11:52, 24 May 2006 (EDT)