Located on the lower campus near the train tracks, Mirror Lake was the site of an annual freshman-sophomore tug-of-war contest. In 1925, Mirror Lake was filled in.

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  • Kalamazoo College Mirror Lake 

    Unknown (1908)
    Kalamazoo College's Mirror Lake, a somewhat stagnant pond between the campus hill and the athletic fields. The photograph was taken from a dorm window in Williams (Upper) Hall in 1908 by an unnamed photographer. Mirror ...
  • Kalamazoo College Student Tug-of-War in Mirror Lake 

    Unknown (1910)
    A tug-of-war in Mirror Lake, which was located at the bottom of the Kalamazoo College campus hill. The people pictured are not identified; they are likely students and College faculty or staff, and perhaps some town citizens. ...
  • Kalamazoo College Mirror Lake 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1908)
    Mirror Lake, sometimes known as the "College Pond," which was near the center of campus at the turn of the century. This view is to the west, looking up the hill toward where Williams or Upper Hall (the men's dormitory) ...
  • Kalamazoo College Mirror Lake 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    Mirror Lake, sometimes known as the "College Pond," which was near the center of campus at the turn of the century. Academy Street is at left, and the baseball field is just beyond the lake. Somewhat stagnant and often ...
  • Kalamazoo College 1898 Birds'-Eye View 

    Schoch, George W. (Kalamazoo College, 1898)
    A birds'-eye view of Kalamazoo, showing Kalamazoo College's Lower Hall, or Kalamazoo Hall, (right, with cupola) and baseball field. Lower Hall was completed in 1859. The original structure featured towers on the north and ...
  • Kalamazoo College Mirror Lake 

    Jenks, Stillman G. (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    Mirror Lake, sometimes known as the "College Pond," which was near the center of campus at the turn of the century. This view, taken from in front of Williams or Upper Hall (men's dormitory) is to the east. The tennis ...
  • Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo College. Glimpse of the lake and grounds. 

    Hugh C. Leighton Co., Portland, Maine. (Kalamazoo College, 1909)
    Color postcard of Mirror Lake, a small pond that was at the bottom of the hill between the Kalamazoo College campus and the Michigan Central Railroad tracks. Although the image is described as a view of the lake and grounds, ...