Paradise Restored


By Lorrie Kyle Ramey ’70

Photos by John Logan | Fry Hammond Barr






A student and a professor talk near Harland's Haven. Photo by John Logan | Fry Hammond Barr.

Lakeside Destination. Harland’s Haven, a gift of then-President Rita Bornstein ’04H ’04HAL in honor of her husband, anchors the lakefront landscape on the west side of campus, behind the Cornell Campus Center and Olin Library. The College has eliminated many of the non-native, invasive species along the lake shore, replacing them with native acquatic and shrub plantings and groupings of cypress and other native trees. Rollins is currently partnering with City and State agencies to improve and sustain the health of Central Florida’s lakes.



The Alumni House. Photo by John Logan | Fry Hammond Barr.

Welcome Back! An archway of elms leads to the Alumni House. The redesigned entry provides comfortable access for all visitors.



Students walking near the Cornell Campus Center and the Olin Library. Photo by John Logan | Fry Hammond Barr.

Déjà Vu. The view to Lake Virginia between the Cornell Campus Center and the Olin Library recalls alumni memories of the vista between Rose Skillman Hall and Lakeside Cottage. Seating areas, such as the R. Emmett and M. Diana McTigue Sculpture Terrace pictured here, offer prime spots for study, dining, and talking with friends between classes.



Fox Hall. Photo by John Logan | Fry Hammond Barr.

Everyday Beauty. A view from the west-campus loggia looking toward Fox (left), Elizabeth (center), and Corrin Halls. Landscaping is designed to complement, not overwhelm, Rollins’ signature Spanish Mediterranean architecture.



View of Cornell Campus Center from Lake Virginia. Photo by John Logan | Fry Hammond Barr.

How Others See Us. View from Lake Virginia (left to right): Olin Library, Harland’s Haven, Cornell Campus Center and Alfond Swimming Pool, McKean Hall (in distance).



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