Lakeside Dining Hall, 1959

Then: An item in the Palladium-Times in November 1959 boasted of the "breathtaking view" of the Lakeside Dining Hall, which opened that fall next to brand-new Johnson Hall, billed as "one of the most distinctive dining facilities in the nation." Lakeside could "feed 500 students at one time comfortably," the article said, adding "when all the tables and chairs are removed, the building is ideal for college dances. The downstairs lodge has been used handily for teas and receptions." Here it hosts a 1959 alumni gathering. (Photo courtesy of Penfield Library's Special Collections)

New look at Lakeside Dining Center

Now: Closed for around a year of extensive remodeling then reopening in 2007, Lakeside Dining Center continues to serve around 850 students in residence halls along the lake plus other students or community members interested in its offerings. The updated facility features a large oval central serving area and surrounding stations with entrees, a salad bar, pasta bar, deli bar, grilled and vegetarian options as well as Asian cuisine. (Photo courtesy of Jim Russell)