The New Gate.
The gate, as has been already announced, is the gift of Mr. George v. L. Meyer, of the class of '79, and will be placed between Holworthy and Thayer. Like the gate between Massachusetts and Harvard, it will have a granite underpinning, and will be built of brick and free stone. It is intended, while preserving the general character of the North Avenue gate, to make the gate in every respect subordinate, its principal posts representing in scale the dimensions of the smaller posts of the North Avenue gate. Seen from the Delta it will present a recessed entrance, about forty feet wide, flanked on the outer corners by piers twelve feet high and on the inner corners by piers of the same dimensions. The gateway itself will be of wrought iron, of a simple character, and about twelve feet in width, serving as one of the carriage approaches to the yard.
As staked out it will not stand where the present entrance is, but considerably to the west of it. This change in position is made, we understand, in order that the brick walls of Holworthy and Thayer may form a continuation of the walls of the gate on each side as one looks at the gate from the street. Work will be begun on the gate as soon as the weather permits and it will be pushed to completion.