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AUDIO/VIDEO: Couples participate in decades-old tradition of kissing at Rose Well House

<p>The Rose Well House is a small structure built in 1908 from stone door gates that were originally part of the Old College Building. The well house is located on the northeastern edge of Dunn's Woods.</p>

The Rose Well House is a small structure built in 1908 from stone door gates that were originally part of the Old College Building. The well house is located on the northeastern edge of Dunn's Woods.

The Rose Well House has been a requisite stop on Valentine‚Äôs Day for couples for years. Campus lore says couples who smooch in the Rose Well House become romantic partners for life. First built in 1908, the structure is a popular spot on campus for marriage proposals and weddings. 

Named for Theodore F. Rose, class of 1875, the stone gazebo is one of the oldest structures on campus. It was designed by Arthur Foley, a physicist and architect who graduated from IU. The structure was originally part of the Old College Building.

Listen to a podcast and watch a video about the experience below.

Hear from the IU couples who stopped by Rose Well House to fulfill the tradition.

AUDIO BY EMILY ECKELBARGER | IDS


Kathryn Jankowski

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