Saint Joseph Hall, Chestnut Hill College

This is Saint Joseph Hall at the Chestnut Hill College located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The building which opened in 1924, houses the Administration offices, financial aid, alumni development, student accounts and registrar offices as well as classrooms.  The building features a six-story Greco-Roman rotunda and French Gothic exterior and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The building has a claimed history of being haunted.  In August of 2011 Rudolf Alexandrov, an adjunct mathematics professor committed suicide inside the building by jumping off the second floor balcony head first down to the marble floor below, adding to the mysterious legacy of the structure.   

Camera: Calumet CC-401 4x5 large format monorail view camera

Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter

Film: Arista EDU 100 Ultra 4x5 B&W sheet film which I shot at 64 ISO

Settings: Shot at F32, 1/4 second shutter speed. Metered with a Pentax 1 degree spot meter.   

Development: Self Developed film in Kodak Xtol 1:2 in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method.  9 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius.  Tap water stop bath.  Ilford Rapid Fixer.  Photo-Flo.  Hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips. . 

Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two parts and merged in Photoshop CS5.