One additional point on this post; when I was trying to verify a portion of Dr. Farmer's original quote about a mural in an old biology lecture hall on campus, a colleague in the University Architect's office sent me this:
Biology was in Meigs at the turn of the century after the first “Science Building” (now where Terrell Hall is) burned 1903/04. At that time Meigs Hall was called Leconte Hall. The new Leconte Hall was built with New Deal funds in 1938, but was called (again) the Science Building. I [think] the name Leconte moved from Meigs to Leconte in the 1950s, probably when the sciences moved to South Campus and the history department moved in.
This is very much 'inside baseball' about the UGA campus, but also hints at the very rich history all around us. Not only that but this brief aside reminds us that the campus has long been in a state of change and flux, responding to new instructional needs and opportunities. We think of all the new buildings around campus - from the MLC to the East campus arts complex, and new dorms - but moves and construction on campus have probably been more the norm than anything over the last 150 years.
That said, the North campus quad still looks very similar to this photo from around 1900.