Bridge at East End of Goldwin Smith Walk

Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins

Bridge at East End of Goldwin Smith Walk

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


D20.162 – This early 20th century image shows a pedestrian bridge at the east end of Goldwin Smith Walk on the Cornell campus. This scenic walkway was one of a few that traversed the early campus, and like the one around Beebe Lake at Forest Home, it was enjoyed by tourists and students alike. The exact location of Goldwin Smith Walk is difficult to determine and if you know where it was email

In 2020 Cornell trustees voted to post-humously strip Professor Goldwin Smith's name from professorship honorifics, due to his documented racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic beliefs. However, the Board of Trustees stopped short of renaming Goldwin Smith Hall. Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina stated that “De-naming at this time was determined to be too simple an action versus engaging seriously with the full legacy of Goldwin Smith."

This point of interest is part of the tour: Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins


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