In 1968 construction began on Dewing Hall (originally referred to as Wallace Hall) and at this time the conversion of Mandelle from the library into the administration building also was started. The Buildings & Grounds Committee felt that the space between Mandelle and Dewing would become an important passageway on campus so a fountain, red brick paving, and other landscaping details were designed by the landscaper Bob O’Boyle. Originally, this area was called the Piazza Mandelli but the name was dropped in favor of the more popular Red Square.

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  • Planting Flowers in Red Square 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1997)
    Andrew Schleicher '97 (at far left) and three other students plant flowers in Red Square on the Day of Gracious Living.
  • Kalamazoo College Students at Red Square Fountain 

    Short and Millgard
    Three female Kalamazoo College students at the Red Square fountain on campus, sometime in the 1970s. The students are not identified. This is photographer Short and Millgard negative no. 91030-3 (Roll 2).