As the university named after him neared completion, Ezra Cornell directed his developers to build one of the most majestic monuments yet...the castle that would be his home. The massive courtyard and circular driveway around this castle was broad, ensuring that from a distance any prospective student could identify that the owner of this castle was someone important indeed.
Yet as the building neared completion, Mr. Cornell's health grew weaker. When he finally died, the mighty fortress designed to be his dwelling place lay empty, incomplete, and uninhabited. When the builders completed the building, it was posthumously named Llenroc (Cornell spelled backwards) by those who wished to institutionalize the university's founder and for anyone who cared to remember his sad end...
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