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Work on the Varsity Club


Work on th8e new Varsity Club house which is being built as an addition to the Union, on the Prescott street side, has progressed steadily all summer, except for a few days when the men have been hindered by lack of material. The building will not, however, be completed in time to be used for training quarters this fall as was hoped in the spring. It was said at the contractors' office yesterday afternoon that, if the work continues to advance as it is now, the roof of the building should be on in the course of four to six weeks, when the scaffolding will be removed and the structure will look from the outside nearly as it will when the entire work is completed. The finishing of the interior will keep the builders at work until about the middle or last of January. Then the clubhouse will be turned over to the use of the athletic team. Probably the first team to make use of the new building will be the University baseball team.

As the building advances, it can be seen that it will follow closely the general scheme of design of the Union, and that it will hamonize with its surroundings. Brick and limestone are being used in its construction and have been laid so that, as soon as the new building becomes slightly weatherworn, it will be difficult to distinguish it from the old. The passages which connect the two are being cut through the walls of the Union as fast as the work progresses far enough. At present those in the basement and the first and second floor have been made. The walls of the building have reached the second story.

The first floor of the new clubhouse, which is the farthest advanced, will be devoted to living quarters, a large entrance hall, a grillroom, and a spacious living room. Limestone flooring, oak panelling, and a massive staircase will be the finishing features of the hall. The living room will occupy the entire width of the building on the Prescott street side. It will be finished in dark oak, with a great fireplace of brick and tiles at one end.

The second floor will be occupied with dining rooms for the use of the University teams; while the third floor will be given over to chambers and Freshman training tables. The kitchen of the club- house will be in the basement, and by- draulic dumb waiters will carry the meals to the training tables.

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