1953-1954: Cascadilla Hall   Leave a comment

The Thomas Trail: every contact leaves traces

 

 

 

1953-1954: Cascadilla Hall

In an email correspondence with Jules Siegel, Jules told me Tom lived at: “Cascadilla Hall, Sept. 1953-June 1954. Top floor, second room on the left as you enter from the stairway.” However, the 1953-1954 Cornell Student Directory shows Pynchon Thomas R at the Kline Road Dormitories. Tom very likely visited Jules at Cascadilla Hall and may have stayed in Jules’ room. It’s also possible Tom did not like Kline Road dormitory’s remote location, noisy environment and dilapidated housing, so Cascadilla Hall was a much nicer place to stay.

1953-1954 Cornell Student Directory

Jules Siegal Cascadila Hall 1953-1954 Cornell Directory of Students

Cornell Directory of Students 1953-1954

Cascadilla Hall Before 4th floor renovation

Cascadilla Hall Before 4th floor renovation

 

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Posted March 29, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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