Under the heading "Innocents Abroad" the Cornell Daily Sun recently printed the statement appearing above. This is to be corrected in the following points. The appearance of the "Gold Coast" dormitories has not changed since passing from the jurisdiction of the private owners. Never straggling or ugly these dormitories are to be noticed for their substantial construction and orderly arrangement. Above the ordinary height of college dormitories, and admirably designed they are in dignified harmony with their urban surroundings.
The name "Gold Coast" was applied to these buildings long before there was such a profession as bootlegging and arose from the fact that the rents excluded all but wealthy tenants.. Unwilling to nourish this possibility for distinction by wealth, the College purchased all the "Gold Coast" dormitories and has placed the price of rooms on a level with the other dormitory accommodations. Though located in a part of Cambridge that is less than a mile in width, no part of the "Gold Coast" is nearer than three quarters of a mile to the Somerville line.
Further information in regard to the physical equipment of Harvard may be obtained by writing to the Inspector of Buildings and Grounds.