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Grounds and Buildings
CAMPUS AND FARM.-The College grounds occupy about 1,122 acres of land, including the campus, sites of buildings and residences, grounds for military drill and outdoor athletics, the College farm, and the Experiment Station grounds. The campus, including about 200 acres, is laid out in walks, drives and lawns, and is shaded by a beautiful grove of native forest trees. The campus was greatly improved during the session of 1904-1905, under the supervision of Mr. G. A. Parker, Vice-President of Parks and Public Reservations of the American Civic Association.
The Main Building, Barracks, Etc.
THE MAIN BUILDING is a three-story brick structure, 130 by 140 feet, trimmed with gray sandstone. It contains twenty-two rooms, including recitation rooms, library and reading room, literary society and Y. M. C. A. Hall, physical laboratory, besides the offices of the President, the Commandant, the Treasurer and a reception room. Adjoining this building is Memorial Hall, the College chapel, which has a seating capacity of about 1,000. It is used for religious services and as an assembly room. In the tower of this building there is a tower clock. The building is provided with steam heat and electric lights.
THE CADET BARRACKS comprise two large brick buildings. One is three stories high and contains one hundred and forty-seven rooms for students, a dining hall 134 by 44 feet, and a kitchen 50 by 37 feet. The other building is 199 by 42 feet, and contains 104 rooms. These buildings are heated by steam and lighted by electricity, and have an abundant supply of pure spring water. The rooms in the barracks are furnished with single width iron cots and other necessary appointments. The dining hall is well supplied with table linen, silver ware, and china, and the kitchen is furnished with modern culinary appliances.
The bath rooms and closets are located in brick buildings apart from the barracks and connected with them by covered gangways.
GYMNASIUM.-A large room in the basement of Agricultural Hall has been set aside by the Board of Trustees for
a gymnasium. During the past year, this room was equipped with well-selected gymnasium apparatus. Among the apparatus are to be found a horizontal bar, parallel bar, spring board, travelling rings, flying rings, climbing rope, horse, low parallels, floor mats and take-off board.
The object of the gymnasium is to give to those students interested in athletics training all the year round, so that they will constantly be in good condition for work on the athletic It is also designed for those students who do not take other forms of exercise and depend upon the gymnasium for their only means of physical development. The work is not required, but is engaged in by a large number of students. A member of the Faculty superintends the work and directs the exercises.
MUSEUM. On the first floor of Agricultural Hall, the Museum of Natural History is located. During the past year, the museum has been furnished with large cases and the collections of the geologist, entomologist and botanist have been installed.
THE HOSPITAL, located about a quarter of a mile from the barracks, is a wooden building, especially designed for the purpose. It is lighted by electricity, and has a thorough sewerage system. The hospital is in the immediate charge of the Surgeon, who is assisted by an experienced matron and nurses, thus ensuring the best personal attention to each patient.
THE LAUNDRY is a brick building specially constructed and fitted with the improved machinery of a modern steam laundry, and is operated exclusively for students.
THE AGRICULTURAL HALL is a building 146 by 94 feet. in colonial style, and constructed of red side-cut brick, with columns and trimmings of oolitic limestone. It is furnished with a complete system of electric lights, water and sewer connections, and steam heat; and provides class-rooms and laboratories for instruction in agriculture, horticulture, soil physics, botany and bacteriology, zoology and entomology, veterinary science, dairying and animal husbandry, geology and mineralogy, and offices for the Experiment Station. It also contains a room 40 by 60 feet, with a gallery, for a nat
ural history museum, and a gymnasium hall of the same dimensions below.
THE HORTICULTURAL GROUNDS embrace an area of thirty acres. Eight acres are devoted to apples for experiment purposes, six acres to peaches, two acres to grapes, two acres to pecans, one acre to plums, seven acres to experiments with small fruits and vegetables, and three acres to ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers.
THE GREENHOUSE is 21x140 feet and is heated by hot water. It is used for class instruction in ornamental horticulture and for experiment work. The house now contains three thousand large pot plants of various kinds and nine thousand small plants used for bedding purposes on the College campus.
Another greenhouse is now being built, with a centre building 30x30 feet, and two wings each 20x30 feet.
THE CANNERY is a frame building 25x35 feet. It is equipped for canning fruits and vegetables of all kinds.
THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL is a two-story frame building 48 by 65 feet, with basement 18 by 30 feet. It is furnished with electric lights, hot and cold water and is heated by means of stoves. The basement contains dissecting room and a small room for hot water plant, coal and general storage. On the first floor are rooms for office, instruments and medicines, toilet, horse shoeing, harness closet, and an examining floor, operating table, soaking vat, three box stalls and three tie stalls. On the second floor are rooms for attendant, pharmacy, storage of grain, kennels and cages for small animals and a hay mow.
Convenient to this building is a shed 24x40 feet, enclosed on three sides, but well lighted. and it has a large hay loft. There is a well-sodded lot containing about two acres connected with the hospital. It is fenced with woven wire and divided into three paddocks. In one of these is an open cattle shed 13 bv 22 feet, and a chute used in dehorning, inoculations, and other operations where a herd is to be handled.
THE DAIRY BUILDING is a wooden structure constructed and equioned especially to illustrate the most approved methods of dairy practice.
THE EXPERIMENT STATION DAIRY BARN is a new building, 110 by 38 feet, located on one of the highest elevations