The lovers lane. Back in the early days of Purdue University, there was a law that forbade ladies from attending dates on weeknights, and an enforced curfew for the ladies to get back to their dorms before the specified time. The old water pump, was conveniently located next to the ladies’ quarters, so young lovers would find reason to step out past curfew under the guise of getting water from the pump. Today the place still serves as a romantic destination for the campus’ folks.
18. Eternal flame, Champaign-Urbana, IL University of Illinois
A kiss that leads to a lifetime of eternal bliss. Given as the class gift of 1912, the eternal flame monument sits between the English building and Lincoln hall. It’s a semicircular bench with an electric lamp mounted on top of it. This monument represents a legend that if two lovers kissed there, they would be bound to each other eternally. This tradition is still being carried out by the students of this university. Married Illini often return to the spot to admire this glowing symbol of their devotion to each other.