GLYN MORRIS STUDY & RECOMMENDATIONS VIII EQUIPMENT

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 07: Directors – Glyn Morris

GLYN MORRIS STUDY & RECOMMENDATIONS VIII EQUIPMENT


TAGS: Glyn Morris Study & Recommendations VIII Equipment; Glyn Morris; institutional reports; institutional management; institutional history; construction; building values; student dwelling houses; Far House; Big Log; Boys House; staff dwelling houses; Zande House; Country Cottage; Old Log; Farm House; Jubilee House; School House; Workshop (Draper); Mechanics Shop; Print Shop; Woodworking Shop; Girls Home Economics Building; Laurel House; Office; Infirmary; Chapel; Barn; Milk House; Tool House;


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VIII
EQUIPMENT

Student Dwelling Houses

Far House

Built 1916
Building and equipment valued at $7000.00

Construction: Story and a half wooden frame building
Quite well worn out.

Description: Houses twenty students, three workers. There are two sleeping porches; two dressing rooms; one bathroom for students comprising shower, wash sink, two toilets; one bathroom for workers; one large living room, quite dark. The sleeping porches and dressing rooms are too small for the number of students using them.

Comments; With some repairs the house could be made to last several years more. By changing the sleeping quarters, making them into rooms, the wear and tear on the building would be considerably less.

Big Log

Built 1915
Building and equipment valued at $6435.00

Description: Big Log has six rooms, plus a small sleeping porch. It houses twenty girls and three workers. The girls sleep and dress in two rather large rooms. There are two toilets, four wash sinks, one shower and one bath tub. Workers and students use the same toilet facilities. The living room is large, but so dark that the light must be turned on at all times when the room is in use. There is a large front porch, the roof of which make the living room dark.

Boys House

Built 1920  Remodeled 1940
Building and equipment valued at $15,127.00

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Boys House (cont.)

Construction: Large two story frame building, in good condition.

Description: Fifteen rooms, two student bathrooms, one workers’ bathroom. Seven double and two “four-bed” rooms for students. It has four toilets, four wash sinks, three urinals, four showers. The living room is large and comfortably furnished, but rather dark.

West Wind

Built 1941
Building and equipment valued at $31,763.00

Construction: Three story frame building, the ground floor, equivalent to basement is stone. The furnace and coal rooms are concrete vaults.

Description: Twenty-two room building housing twenty-six students, four workers, and has room for ten guests. Large living room, adequate bathrooms and laundries and kitchen. It is well lighted.

Staff Dwelling Houses

Zande House

Built 1919
Building and equipment valued at $ 4834.00

Construction: Story and a half stone veneer and frame building.

Description: it has six rooms and bath. It is the director’s house, is comfortable and attractive.

Country Cottage

Built in 1921    Remodeled 1940
Building and equipment valued at $2352.00

Construction: Story and a half frame building

Description: It has six rooms and bath, heated by coal stove. Is adequate for housekeeping. Is pleasant and comfortable.

Old Log

Built in 1915
Building and equipment valued at $771.00 [?]

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Old Log, cont.

Construction: One story, log building.

Description: Two large rooms connected with dog-trot, which has been enclosed making a small bath-room and kitchenette. It is heated by fireplaces, one in each large room, and a small water tank stove in kitchenette.

Comments: It is damp and dark, not favorably located, or satisfactory for living.

Farm House

Built in 1917    Enlarged 1919    Remodeled 1941
Building and equipment valued at $3772.00

Construction: Story and a half wooden frame building.

Description: Seven rooms and bath, heated by a coal stove in living room and kitchen. It is relatively comfortable and adequate for housekeeping.

Jubilee House

Built 1940
Building and equipment valued at $1606.00

Construction: One story cottage type frame building. Garage basement.

Description: Four rooms and bath. Is adequate for housekeeping.

The School Buildings

School House

Built in 1918
Building and equipment valued at $17,477.00

Construction: Two story wooden frame building.

Description: three large class-rooms, two offices, a library stackroom with 3500 well selected books, reading room, small auditorium, very adequate high stage, outside toilets. Building was made hurriedly of green lumber, and in sections the building rests on the ground, causing it to sag and the floor to buckle. In the summer 1941 the flue was torn down and rebuilt using flue lining which it had not had before.

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School House, cont.

Comments: For several years this building has received considerable attention. It has had three steel I beams added for support to the second floor. With some excavating and a new assembly hall floor the building should be in good condition for many years.

Workshop [handwritten notation: (Draper)]

Built in 1936
Building and equipment valued at $27,332.00

Construction: Three story building. The first and second floors are stone and the third floor wooden frame. The furnace and coal rooms are enclosed in a concrete vault.

Description: The first or ground floor is the mechanics shop. The printing shop, carpentry shop, science department are on the second floor. The art studio and four other class rooms on the third floor.

The mechanics shop is equipped with several auto motors, tools, including hydraulic jack; grindstone; brake relining outfit; valve grinding machinery; drill press; mechanical hack saw; air compressor and grease gun.

The print shop is equipped with one #5 Mergenthaler Linotype; two old Chandler Price platten (sic) presses; one new small paper cutter; stitcher; folding machine; proof press and type.

The woodworking shop is equipped with an ample supply of saws; one grindstone; one Delta coping saw. Each of those shops is relatively well equipped.

Girls Home Economics Building

Built in 1925
Building and equipment valued at $4982.00

Construction: Two story wooden frame building. The first floor, or basement, is stone.

Description: Three rooms, a fairly large kitchen with two coal stoves, a laundry with one coal stove, and a very large sewing room heated with a coal stove.

Comments: The building is very poorly constructed. The joists and rafters are too small and are buckling badly.

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Miscellaneous Buildings

Laurel House

Built 1940
Building and equipment valued at $44.746.00

Construction: Two story building, well constructed. The first, or ground floor, is stone and the second floor is wooden frame. The furnace and coal rooms are enclosed in a concrete vault. The kitchens, pantries, six workers rooms and a bathroom, two wash room are plastered, using a rock wool composition which is fire resistant. This building contains the school laundry and a large play room, the Co-op store, cottage stores, dining room and living room. The dining room will seat 200 people. It is attractive and comfortable.

Office 

Built 1919    New floors summer 1941
Building and equipment valued at $5012.00

Construction: Six rooms, two of which are small. Large hall. It is heated by a furnace. It has no toilet facilities.

Comments: The walls are stained a dark brown, making the rooms very dark. Two need artificial light most of the time.

Infirmary

Built in 1920
Building and equipment valued at $7650.00

Construction: Two story wooden frame building.

Description: Has two wards of three beds each, a clinic room, waiting room, small living room, delivery room, very small kitchenette, three bedrooms on second floor, two bathrooms, laundry facilities. Heated by a furnace.

Comments: This building has been used a great deal in the last few years, and is in rather worn out condition. It is not large enough, nor organized properly for community service, but is adequate for a school infirmary.

Charlotte F. Hedges Memorial Chapel

Built in 1922
Building and equipment valued at $17,760.00

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Chapel, cont.

Construction: One story stone building, heated by a furnace.

Description: Large auditorium and small music room. Seating capacity of auditorium about 200. Has a two manual, 10 stop Holtkamp organ. The church is in very good condition and unusually conducive to worship.

Barn

Built in 1916
Building and equipment valued at $3748.00

Construction: One story wooden frame building with a low left.

Description: It has a milk stall for twelve cows, four metal pens, a clothes changing room, three stalls for horses, harness room, two feed rooms and a metal silo.

Comments: The barn was built on the ground, and for this reason during the last two years three foot walls of concrete have been added to the base of the barn proper. The horses’ stalls need concrete bases.

Milk House

Built in 1939
Building and equipment valued at $530.00

Construction: One story stone and wood building.

Description: It has a room for washing pails and milk cans, cooling and separating the milk. One scrub room and a cooler and furnace room.

Tool House

Built in 1915
Building and equipment valued at [text is missing].

Construction: One story, stone and wood building.

Description: It has one large seed and storage room, one took room and a low left, the roof of the building covering an open shed where large farm implements and tools are kept.

Comments: The stone were put together with clay, which is now crumbling: the roof is in bad condition, and the house is placed so close to the road that it is a hazard. This building should be replaced; it is the storage house, and many more things could be saved if we had adequate storage place for them.

The total value of land, buildings and equipment is estimated at [text is missing].


See Also: GUIDE TO BUILT ENVIRONMENT