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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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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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12 A s hevill e School CAHE OF BOYS The Headmaster has the especial care and charge of all the boys. He and the masters desire to know every boy inti- mately, so that natural aptitudes may be discovered, proper encouragement given, and defects of character remedied. Boys known to be vicious, objectionable, dull or persistently lazy will not be admitted ; if unwittingly admitted, they will not be retained. Asheville has many excellent physicians and surgeons, one of whom is connected with the School. A trained nurse is a member of the School household. * * PHYSICAL The School physicians make examinations each year, EXAMINATION ^ £ j i j -u that they may nnd any weaknesses and prescribe proper ex- ercises to remedy them. EXEBGISE Each pupil is required to exercise every day, out-of- doors when possible, otherwise in the gymnasium. The masters supervise and control the athletic exercise and games of the boys and coach them in their sports. For the various forms of exercise the School grounds contain three baseball diamonds, football field, two soccer football fields, track, nine tennis courts, a golf course, and a rowing course for the crews, three-fourths of a mile in length. It is the intention not only to encourage the usual school sports, but also to arrange for such pastimes as will develop individual talent and inventiveness. It is the conviction that, while football, baseball and track athletics are excel- lent training, they should be supplemented to a considerable degree by natural play. The neglect of this old-time play
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