Wreekers last week began razing Felton Hall, which has served as a college dormitory, hotel, and rooming house at various times during the 76 years it has been standing on the corner of Cambridge and Trowbridge streets.
The city bought the building last June to make way for a swimming pool as a World War II memorial. One ousted resident regrets "the end of cheap housing in Cambridge." Another says, "It's just as well they're taking it down before it came down itself."
Felton Hall was built outside the University limits in 1876 to enable students to evade the required daily chapel. Since 1895 it has been owned and operated as a rooming house by Mrs. Fred O. Bartlett.
Felton Hall was known for its intrinsically lovely rooms.