Acadia University (Images of our Past) by Tom Sheppard

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By Tom Sheppard

Acadia college explores the illustrious establishment from the floor up: from its humble beginnings as Acadia university, a Baptist university proven in 1838 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to at least one of the top-ranked undergraduate universities within the kingdom. Over 100 archival images accessory depictions of early campus lifestyles, together with statements, tales, and anecdotes from generations of scholars on every little thing from place of abode lifestyles, to academia, to important occasions and firms. discover the heritage in the back of campus structures, from university corridor (1844) to such glossy marvels because the ok. C. Irving Environmental technology Centre, and collage staples from the Athenaeum to the Axemen and Axewomen athletic groups. And hint a proud heritage of alumni via pics of noteworthy college individuals and striking scholars. This latest addition to the pictures of Our earlier sequence is an exciting and enlightening heritage for a person attached to the distinguished university.

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Huggins would be designed by Leslie R. Fairn and Associates and was to be built of reinforced concrete with concrete block partitions. Cutting the ribbon to open the new building was Elizabeth Heather MacMillan (Class of 1931), dean of the School of Home Economics. The building opened on Sunday, May 3, 1970. {} Bever idge Arts Centr e, 1977 Work got underway in the fall of 1974 on the new campus arts centre, sitting next to, and eventually to be integrated with, the Vaughan Library. The arts faculties had been located on the top two floors of the library, but the new building would free up that space for library purposes.

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Students and firefighters tried to save the building and its contents, and some furniture, kitchen equipment, and student possessions were moved outside—but wind from the northeast fanned the flames, and soon the entire building was on fire. Young Dining Hall, next door, caught, apparently from the roof. The Academy Residence fell to the ground in The Academy Residence burns, February 3, 1915. m. 1918 The university and the Board of Governors were quick to make plans following the fire. W. L. Archibald, Horton Academy principal, reported that the governors had decided to rebuild the residence, this time just below the site of Chipman Hall, which had burned in 1914, and fronting on University Avenue.

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