A tornado damaged Stowe Stadium as it travelled along West Main Street towards downtown Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980.

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  • 115 Catherine Street, Tornado Damage 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    A tree lays in the front yard of 115 Catherine Street in the aftermath of the 1980 Kalamazoo tornado.
  • Stowe Stadium Sign Damaged by Tornado 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    This view of the fence along the college's tennis courts shows the Stowe Stadium sign nearly toppled after the May 13, 1980 tornado.
  • Fence Damage, 1980 Tornado 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    A group of people stand on the sidewalk along West Main Street examining the damaged fence around Stowe Stadium caused by the F-3 tornado. Severn Hall can be seen in the background at right.
  • Surveying Tornado Damage, Catherine Street 

    Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    A man and two boys stand among the uprooted trees in front of an apartment building on Catherine Street. The damage was caused by the F-3 tornado that struck Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980.
  • Tornado Damage, Tennis Courts 

    Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    A toppled umpire's chair and battered fence at the Stowe Stadium tennis courts can be seen after a tornado hit Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980. The tornado traveled down West Main Street towards downtown Kalamazoo.
  • Tornado Damage, Carmel Street 

    Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05)
    A street light lays on top of a Volkwagen Beetle parked along Carmel Street (later renamed to Acker Lane) after a tornado hit Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980.
  • Tornado Damage, Stowe Stadium 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    The fence around Stowe Stadium along West Main Street was knocked down by a tornado that hit Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980.
  • "K" Student Helps with Tornado Cleanup 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05)
    After a tornado caused damage in Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980, Kalamazoo College students helped to clean up branches and other debris. After this act of community service by students, the Day of Gracious Living often ...
  • Kalamazoo College 1980 Tornado Damage 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1980)
    A Polaroid photograph showing some of the damage at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Tennis Stadium after the tornado in May of 1980. The tornado, which hit Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980, traveled down West Main Street, passing ...