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The New Dormitories.

Work on Conant and Perkins, the new dormitories on Oxford street, was discontinued about the middle of December on account of the cold weather. The builders, Norcross and Co., hope to resume work early in March, when they intend to put about 600 men on the buildings in order to complete them, if possible, by October. At present the foundations only of the buildings have been laid, but it is expected that the walls will be up by the first of May.

The suites in Conant will have two large closets in addition to a coal closet, and the building will also be provided with a lift. Both Conant and Perkins are to be wired for electric lighting, although gas will be used at first. The suites are designed for a single occupant and it is understood that the price of the rooms, especially in Perkins, will be within the reach of men of limited means. The estimated cost of Conant is $100,000, while Perkins will probably cost $150,000.

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