Hannah Richardson | Lifestyle Editor
The tile murals in Caddo Hall on NSU’s Campus have been housed there since their creation in the early 1960s by renowned artist, Orville Hanchey. As the demolition for the aging hall approaches, work has recently begun on carefully removing and preserving the unique works of art. The murals were created on site during Caddo Hall’s construction in May 1960, and depict facets of campus life at NSU at the time.
A musician playing a cello, the water tower, theatrical masks, gymnastics, nursing, students dancing, a graduate and more are part of the mural. Probably the most poignant icon is of the gates at the entrance to NSU. Only six tiles have gone missing since their creation, but otherwise they are in excellent condition- also considering their location has been semi-exposed to the elements near the entrance of the building all this time.
A new location for the tiles has not been determined as of yet, but they will be stored safely until they find a new home.