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Fate of Scholars? Guano and moss? This grotesque from the late 1930's by Dudley Pratt is one of 28 that adorn Smith Hall on the Liberal Arts Quadrangle on the campus of the University of Washington. These are really imposing and somewhat humorous to my eye. One student wrote to me that although she'd spent a lot of time in the "Quad" she had never noticed these! Poor students so weighed down with studies that they don't look up. The UW campus is quite lovely with many interesting buildings featuring gargoyles and pictorial ornaments, but these are amazing. Looks like some cleaning of moss will be in order before long on Smith's Grotesques. Seattle Seattle+Daily+Photo University+of+Washington UW Smith+Hall GrotesquesDudley+Pratt Quad Liberal+Arts Quadrangle archetecture archetectural+orniments designbuilding exterior