Over the course of its history, Estabrook Hall has played host to a number of programs, from mechanic arts to architecture, from civil engineering to computer laboratories.
One of the constants for most of that time was a chassis of a 1920s Dodge Brothers automobile, long since stripped down for use as a model of engineering.
In much the same way that elements of Estabrook will survive to be incorporated into the new building, the Dodge has also found an extended life.
The Gilmore Car Museum of Hickory Corners, Michigan, found out about the car and has taken it to be restored to its former glory.
“A lot of our engineering alumni, and alumni across UT are familiar with the car,” said Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis, who took classes at Estabrook as a student in the early 1970s.
“Having it restored, and having them do it through a learning project is a fitting result.”
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