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The Center for the Study of Southern Culture resides in Barnard Observatory, built from 1857 to 1859.  Alvan Clark and Sons designed an 18½ inch refractor lens for Barnard, but when the Civil War broke out, it instead went to Chicago and is still in use at Northwestern University’s Dearborn Observatory.  

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Center for the Study of Southern Culture Northwestern University: Historic Moments (see 1889 entry) Campus Map Location

Red azaleas in front of Barnard Observatory