When members of the class of 1911 donated three lampposts to commemorate the University of Wyoming’s 25th anniversary, none of them could have imagined that visitors would still enjoy their gift more than 100 years later.

Located west of Old Main and south of the Williams Conservatory, the three antique lampposts frame a sandstone walkway near a memorial to student Lowell O’Brien who, while planning an event to welcome UW President Arthur Crane to the university in 1922, was killed when he was thrown from a horse.

In July 2013, John Nutter, retired UW administrator, observed that the posts were in need of painting and notified the UW Physical Plant to see if that could be accomplished. Upon evaluation, workers determined that the posts were rusted and deteriorating at the top and bottom. They would need to be repaired before painting.