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Ground was broken for Smith Hall, one of the three new Freshman dormitories, yesterday morning. Work on this building and Standish Hall, the second of the group, will be pushed now so that the excavations will be completed before the close of the College year.
The contractors have been at work for three weeks on the land next to the power plant on Boylston street. Most of the time so far has been spent in clearing and leveling the ground. Yesterday morning a steam shovel was put in operation, and digging for the basement of Smith Hall was commenced. The men are also driving piles for the foundation of the big, ornamental iron fence that is to surround the dormitories. The concrete walls of the basement will be started as soon as the excavation has reached sufficient depth. The rich top soil which is being removed will be saved, and banked around the buildings.
According to the plans of the architects, the work on Smith and Standish Halls will be kept parallel this spring. The corner-stones will not be laid until College re-opens next fall
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