Today we step inside the beautiful Harwell G. Davis Library on the campus of Samford University. Major Davis, as he was called, was president of Samford from 1939 till 1958 . He was instrumental in moving Howard College from East Lake to this magnificent campus in Homewood where it was renamed Samford University in 1955 . I had the privilege of knowing Major Davis. My mother was his secretary for many many years. This library is a fine tribute to this kind and gentle man.
While I was in the building I decided to look around and take some photos. Actually, the steps are black marble, but the lighting turned them into this warm golden color. I'm adding a ceiling detail as well. You can see its reflection on the stairs. While I was wandering around, a young man stopped me and asked if I taught elementary school. He was one of my former students that in now in his second year of law school! I recognized him beard and all. It was so great to see him again, and he wasn't too big to give his third grade teacher a hug!