Asheville School - Blue and White Yearbook (Asheville, NC)

 - Class of 1925

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10 A shevill e School THE HOUSE The House, the dormitory for boys of the lower forms, is of pleasing architecture, substantially built of brick and cement, and tasteful in finish. It is heated by steam, lighted by e lectricity, and equipped with an excellent system of ven- tilation, and with ample lavatories and bathrooms provided with the best modern plumbing. « « THE The Senior House is a dormitory for the use of the boys SENIOB HOUSE . , . , of the upper two forms. This buildmg is similar to the House in general appearance and construction, and is fitted with all modern conveniences for the comfort of the pupils. It has been named Percy Lawrence Hall, in memory of Millard Percy Lawrence, a member of the Class of 1906 The Gymnasium, a very substantial brick building, con- tains five squash courts, three basketball courts which may be used also for indoor baseball or indoor tennis, rowing machines, the usual apparatus, locker rooms, shower baths and a swimming pool twenty feet wide and seventy feet long. It is the gift of generous friends of this school, Mrs. George Tod Perkins and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beebe Raymond, grandmother and parents of George Perkins Raymond of the Class of 1914. The tablet bears this inscription: THE GYMNASIUM THE GEORGE PERKINS RAYMOND GYMNASIUM ERECTED AS A HELP TOWARDS PERFECT MANHOOD

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Asheville School 9 Cleveland, Cincinnati, and conduct them to Asheville in Pullman cars reserved by the School. At the end of each term, boys will be returned to these points in the same maimer. When there is a sufficient number of boys from localities other than those mentioned, similar arrangements will be made for their transportation. The site chosen contains about seven hundred fourteen site acres and is five miles west of Asheville, with which it is connected by a good asphalt road and the Southern Railway. The property is bounded on the east by Hominy Creek, which furnishes excellent canoeing facilities for several miles. Ragsdale Creek flows through the grounds for more than a mile. A dam of reinforced concrete, built across this creek, makes a large lake nearly a mile in length, used for swimming and boating and all kinds of aquatic sports. The buildings and play grounds are situated one hundred and fifty feet above the level of the creeks. Much of the land is sufficiently level to make fine fields for baseball, football, soccer football, tennis, golf and other sports, and a large tract is densely wooded. Within two miles, north and south, mountains rise to a height of four thousand feet. On the east is the range of the Black Mountains culminating in Mt. Mitchell, six thousand seven hundred feet in altitude, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. On the west are the Balsam Mountains and ranges of the Blue Ridge with Mt. Pisgah, five thousand seven hundred feet in alti- tude. The views in all directions are very beautiful.



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A shevill e School 11 The School, built of brick and cement, incorporates the best features of the most approved modern school buildings. It contains the recitation rooms, library, laboratories, shops, study and auditorium, and is heated by steam and lighted by electricity. The dining-room and the boiler house are detached buildings. This arrangement secures immunity from dan- ger of fire, since there is no fire in the main buildings. Asheville is noted for the purity of its water, which comes from a city-owned watershed of about seventeen thousand acres of uninhabited and unbroken forest. The water used at the School comes from the Asheville waterworks. The system of drainage is perfect. All sewage is car- ried in drains more than a mile from the buildings and emptied into a swift-flowing stream. The School has its own dairy and gardens, which pro- vide abundance of pure milk and wholesome vegetables. The masters have been selected with reference to their recognized ability. All the masters have had succssful experience in the instruction and management of boys and have prepared themselves for this special work.

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