Below is a small selection of Samford Hall images and some comments. You can see many more via Alabama Mosaic.
Samford Hall sometime ca. 1940. My parents were at Auburn in the late 1940's, so Samford may have looked similar to this view.
The building to be known decades later as Samford Hall under construction ca. 1888
Source: Alabama Mosaic
This postcard from around 1930 gives the original name for the building, "Main".
The bell in Samford rang on the hour for class change for many years, but has since been replaced by an electric clock. The bell remains in the tower.
Auburn University faculty in front of the "new" Old Main in 1914. Their identities can be found at the source page.
These two photos were taken at winter graduation in December 2009. A couple of clowns are blocking the view in the one below. Wait--that's my daughter Becca and soon-to-be-son-in-law Matt Leon! Becca continued the family tradition of meeting a future spouse at Auburn just as my parents and Dianne and I did. Perhaps our new grandson Ezra Jasper Leon will do the same!