Tangible Souvenirs of Leo Strauss, Allan Bloom and Perhaps Other University of Chicago Notables

September 6, 2013

To:   The Chairman,
The Committee on Social Thought
The University of Chicago
The Chairman,
The Political Science Department,
The University of Chicago

The Leo Strauss Center,
The University of Chicago

I noticed this morning, while walking along the Midway, that the apartment building at Woodlawn Avenue and 60th Street is being demolished.

This was the site of Leo Strauss’s next-to-last apartment in Chicago [before he became a neighbor of our family]. It also supplied an apartment, at the same time, for Allan Bloom. There may be people who would like a brick for a souvenir of two (and perhaps other) memorable inhabitants of this building.

I was permitted to take a brick to add to my collection (which includes a stone [radioactive?] from the original Stagg Field structure [the site of the notable Fermi experiment during the Second World War]).

George Anastaplo

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