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News Release (August 30, 1965)


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News Release (August 30, 1965)
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New College News Release, For Immediate Release: August 30, 1965
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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August 30, 1965


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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR IMHEDIATE August 30, 1965 A truckload of royal palms arriving at New College from Naples today signalled the ncar completion of the first phase of construction on the East Campus. TwenJy-four royal palms willbbe planted in a nearly co pleted patio which links the three new residence courts. The patio forms an impressive area for both student and visitor usc. A mjjority of the 40-foot palms were presented to the college as a personal gift by John G. Sample of Naples. Others for use in college plantings were given by residents of the Sarasota-Manatee area. The fine stand of palms was located by E. s. Reasoner of Bradenton. Their transfer to New College helps to complete the first stages of work on the East Campus where both the first and second year classes of students will be liv-ing when they reenter in late September. New College pre ident Dr. George F. said that the towering palms will offer a huge cathedral effect, providing shade and also actinp, to un1 y all of the three residence buildings. Night lighting on the palms and their great will make them easily visible to passersby night and day. -more-


PALMS -2-The central patio, which is now nearing completion, is made of tile and brick, like the new residence buildings and their smaller patios, and forms a direct link from one residence court to the other. In the center, in a pattern, the palms will be placed in eight-foot planters. Around the edges of the patio is a brick wall which alao serves as a bench. Dr. said that the completion of the residnces, the central patio, a new walkway leading to the West Campus, and a new stand of grass, means that this entire phase of the campus construction is virtually completed. Architect I. M. Pei who designed the buildings and also the palm effect is now working on plans for the Carl and Marjorie Hamilton Court, which will be joined to the nearly completed patio by a connecting walk. plans for that court are expected to be finished late this month and then placed out for bids. In addition to the 24 matched palms in the patio, other royal palms, which also were given to the college, will be used at the foot oftbhe entrance drive on the West Campus to create a special effect at the entrance of College Hall. All work is expected to be fully completed by the opening of the college's second academic year. New students will arrive for an orientation period on Sep tember 21 and second year students return for the opening of classes September 27th. The gift palms from Naples were removed under the direction of landscape architect Stockton Renfroe of Naples. !heir planting here, which is expected to take several days to complete, is being planned by Bert Bcosmith, resident architect affiliated with I. M. Pei andAssociates and by Lane Marshall, New College consultant landscape architect. -3o-

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