Photos: Jordan signage, Agassiz statue removed from Building 420

Oct. 26, 2020, 8:12 p.m.

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Late last week scaffolding swelled up near a building at the northwestern corner of Main Quad, coming down days later to reveal the removal of its “Jordan Hall” signage.

The remodel puts into practice Stanford’s announcement earlier this month that it would remove the name of David Starr Jordan — a noted eugenicist and Stanford’s founding president — from campus spaces. Also gone from the building was the statue of Louis Agassiz, a mentor to Jordan.

The structure, known temporarily as Building 420, sits on a street that was itself renamed last year, in recognition of the harm its original namesake, Junipero Serra, caused Native Americans.  

Read The Daily’s latest coverage of the renaming here

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Charlie Curnin '22 is the editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily. Contact him at eic 'at'

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