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THE NEW GIRLS ' DORMITORY.
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The New Girls ' Dormitory. dT OR SEVERAL years the authorities have very much fUi felt the need for a girls ' dormilory in Monmouth but it 4 was not until two years ago, when the Senate instructed the trustees to initiate a building campaign, that the mat- ter was taken up in earnest. The wisdom of the authorities was that the very latest type structure, tire-proof, and equipped with the most modern conveniences, was the only kind of a building worth while. To build such a building it was estimated that if one-half of the needed sum I $40,000) could be raised that the erection of the building could be started with perfect safety. Monmouth ' s many friends willingly responded to the opportunity for assistance and by March 1, 1913, more than $40,000 had been subscribed. . rchitect D. E. Waid of New York City had completed the plans and bids on the construction work were called for. The con- tract for building was accordingly let to -Vpsey Fusch, and (he plumbing to McCullough Harilware Implement Co. Ground was broken -March SI, as soon as the weather permitted and the build- ing is now under way. The building is being erected on the northeast corner of the campus, facing Ninth street It will be very complete and of fire- proof construction throughout. It will be 45x163 feet, three stories in height, with a basement and sub-basement under the entire build- ing. A large dining room, accommodating 1-50 persons, kitchen, laundry, bakery and store rooms, as well as quarters for additional help, will be found in the basement. There will be in the building forty double rooms on the main floors. In addition to these there will be a hospital room, a suite for the dean, a suite tor the matron, a large reception hall, a sitting room and a chafing dish room. The third floor has on it a large gymnasium for the girls. Every room will be fitted for hot and cold water. There will be two large closets in each room, two bath-rooms on each floor and electric lights throughout. The dormitory is but another step forward in Monmouth ' s rai)id progress. It will be a new center for student life. It will furnish an ideal home for the girls. The dining room will be the family table of the school — the eating quarters of both boys and girls. The reception hall and the sitting room will be an attractivt meeting place for young men and women friends. The building will put a finishing touch on the beauty and attractiveness of our campus. If present plans obtain, it will be ready for occupancy early in the year 11114. ? 1
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