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Gift of 19123

The popular campus myth that "a lover's kiss will bring eternal bliss" surrounds this campus landmark, a gift from the class of 1912.

Which campus landmark is it?

Answer: The Eternal Flame

Located between Lincoln Hall and the English Building, this memorial—a semi-circular bench and a pillar (atop which stands the flame)—was built of Indiana Bedford stone. It is rumored that lovers who kiss beneath the torch’s flame will see their relationship last forever.

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