Scuttlebutt

The Scuttlebutt was a popular snack bar located at the corner of Cameron and Columbia Streets, near Swain Hall. The small white building was built as a canteen for U.S. Navy cadets on campus while attending pre-flight school. Given to the university after the war, it was later operated by Student Stores. It was a popular stop for many students on campus, especially for fraternity members living nearby at the houses on Fraternity Court. By the early 1970s the manager said the building was "about to fall down" and the university considered demolition. It lasted a couple of decades longer before being razed in 1996.


Date Established: 1943

Date Range: 1943 – 1997

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