The foundations for the new dormitory are now nearly completed and work will soon commence on the brick work. A number of alterations have been made from time to time, and the work has been much delayed in consequence, but it is expected that the building will be "covered in" before the bad weather of next winter, and that it will be completed a year from next fall, just in time for the class of '93.
The plans as first proposed formed a hollow square-two wings connected with a porter's lodge by stone walls-but the present form is that of an L with the open side toward North Avenue. The material will be of Perth Amboy brick with terra cotta trimmings, and the floors will be composed of iron beams covered with terra cotta bricks, thus making the building as nearly as possible fireproof. There will be about fifteen suites on each floor, and the building will be four stories high above the street. Five entries, instead of the usual two or three, give a better chance for the inmates to escape in case of fire than in any of the other college buildings. Almost all the suites extend completely through the building as in Holworthy, thus giving a view both of the street and of Holmes Field. The drains will be largely outside the building, and the danger from leaky pipes buried in the cellar will be consequently much reduced.