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/ /' 7/ :;7) I / Special to the Sarasota Herald Tribune New College students now have their own "coffee house" and lounge, thanks to a committee of faculty wives who have worked to fix up space for them. It opened Wednesday night. The college turned over to the students for their use the former estate barn on campus after partitioning off rooms, painting, insulating, air conditioning, and adding sanitary facilities. Now the students call it The Barn. With the of six embers of a faculty wives committee, students have complete use of the for their informal activities. Working with the students in p,etting rugs, sofas, tables and chairs and other furnishings were Mrs. George F. Baughman, Mrs. John French, Mrs. George Curry, Douglas Mrs. Earl Helgeson, and Mrs. Arthur R. Borden Sr. One room of ne Barn is fixed up as a small cafe with tables and chair. Vending machines supply food and beverages. more
Page 2 The Barn A separate room on the ground floor has been 1Uade into a lounge with eaueEala comfortable furniture. rugs on the floor, and tables for ga%1nes and newspapers. The Barn will be open during most of the day and students have pl nned special musical and social events for some evenings. The second floor of Tne Barn was kept as an open loft and in the fall special art will be held there for the student body. The Barn is located conveniently about midway between the new residence halls and Coliege Hall. where students eat 11.1eals and spend much of their class and library ti e. Interior structure of The Barn has been little changed and the cla sical exterior lines remain almost the same. However. special lighting has been installed, a type of attractive insulation has bee.n added to the walls without changing the wooden beam decor. new type glass doors were added. Air conditioning aud heating aake thebuilding usable throughout tbe year.