In September 1938, a devastating hurricane struck western New England. The strongest effects from the storm were felt along the Connecticut River valley. But this did not mean Harvard and the Boston area were spared the hurricane force winds.

In front of Eliot House along the Charles River. From the bark texture, one can assume that a large London planetree fell. In you look there today, it appears that it was not replanted.

By Emerson Hall.

(All hurricane photos from this page are from the Harvard Archives)

Created by Ryan Lynch

Last updated February 27, 2007