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Inspiration visible at Rice
Many aspects of the places the Lovetts visited in 1908-1909 are visible at present day Rice University.
The orignal faculty organization at Rice Insitute followed the spirit of this note, with a Faulty of Science and a Faculty of Letters.
This note was written by Edgar Odell Lovett while at Rowardennan, near the mountain Ben Lomond in the Scottish Highlands, on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond.
See the 1912 Rice Institute General Announcements for more details on the original faculty and the subjects taught that opening year.
Stanford University's Mediterranean influenced architecture appealed to the early Rice Institute board.
The style features buildings with carved stone arches, colonades and towers, organized along an axis punctuated by open quads and preserving long sight lines through the campus.