National Geographic : 1945 Aug
Looking Across St. George Bay, the American University of Beirut Faces the Lebanon Range, Home ofKing Solomon's Cedars For more than half a mile the university's buildings line the blue Mediterranean. Right: the tower of the school's first building; beside it,the president's home. An observatory (dome at left), housing a 12-inch telescope, points toward the Dog River, said to have been named for alarge stone dog which barked atanenemy's approach. The bay is named for St. George because Beirut legend says it was here that he killed the dragon and stuffed itdown awell.