Fans of the hit sitcom 'Friends' have been in mourning over the past few days.

Over the weekend, it was revealed that Matthew Perry (the actor who played Chandler) died in a devastating accident. Initial reports claimed that the 54-year-old actor was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his home over the weekend.

Officials are awaiting the results of the toxicology tests to see if there was anything in his system at the time of death.

Perry's character was a fan favorite on the show. While people all across the globe have their own personal connection to 'Friends' and Matthew Perry, Iowans have an especially interesting one.


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I found out this bit of 'Friends' and University of Iowa trivia on a recent visit to Iowa City. A friend of mine showed me around the college and pointed out one building that might look a bit familiar.

The building that got my attention was Calvin Hall. It's located at 5 West Jefferson Street and is currently where the office admissions is currently housed. It was built in 1865 and was dedicated to UI professor Samuel Calvin.

Calvin was appointed the Iowa State Geologist in 1892 and served in that position until he passed away in 1911, according to the University of Iowa.

He also was the curator of the UI Museum of Natural History.


Calvin Hall was featured very briefly in one of the most well-known sitcoms of all time. If you happen to be going back and rewatching 'Friends' on Max, you might spot the familiar college building.

But if you blink, you might just miss it!

The episode in which you can catch a quick glimpse of the Iowa building is in season ten episode eleven of 'Friends.'

Entitled "The One Where the Stripper Cries," this episode follows Ross and Chandler attending their college reunion. In some of the flashback scenes, you can see the exterior of Calvin Hall in Iowa.

So, technically Ross and Chandler are Hawkeyes, right?

Take a quick look at the exterior shot from the episode down below!


There are so many questions about this...

How did they get around to filming in Iowa? Why did they decide to grab B-roll from the exterior of this one building on the University of Iowa campus?

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