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STORY SUBJECT MAILING: Dailies Local'----State ---t-leeklies ------Radio -Local ----Area ____ TV -Local -----State) ______ Natl.) Magazines Statewide -----Other --------Furman C. Arthur, Director Public Relations
Mrs. Marjori H ilton of Venice talks bout pl ns for the Carl and Marjorie Hamilton Court on th New College ca pua with I. Pei, the New York architect who desi ned the building. Gro nd was broken Tu sday for the new building and construction will start imm diat ly.
January 14, 1966 SPECIAL TO THE VENICE GONDOLIER Contractors begin work within a few days on two additions to the New College campus includinp, the Carl and Marjorie Hamilton Court, named for Mrs. Carl Hamilton of Venice and her late husband. Ground was Tuesday morning at the college's East Campus for the start of work on the new East CampuR buildings. Contract for the work had been awarded Friday to the Tampa firmoof Settecasi and Chillura at a cost of $1,149,614. Along with Hamilton Court will be constructed an academic Both were designed by New York architect I. M. Pei, who drew the plans for the three residence halls now completed and occupied on the campus. Construction of the buildings is being made possible partially by a giftrfrom Mrs. Hamilton and also by a federal loan from the Housing ahd Home Finance Agency. The new buildings are expected to be completedbby October, shortly after the third academic year of New College is opened. Hamilton Court, the larger of the two new buildings soon under con struction, will be the student activities center of the when completed. The building will provide dining apace for up to 350 students. Also to be included in the building is a reception center, a snack bar, and several rooms which may be used for meetings or for dining purposes. -.ore-
Ground-breaking Page 2 The entire new construction will be connected to the residences by a tile walkway and with the addition of the classroom buildings vill provide a uni fied campus coeplete vith residence, classrooms, student activity center, and recrea tional facilities. Grouudbreaking cera.onies vere conducted Tuesday shortly before noon with Mrs. Hawilton turning the first spadeful of earth, followed by her grandson, Charles Ra ilton of Glen Ellyn, Ill., a second year student at New Collep.e. Others represented at the ceremony and taking part in the groundbreaking were New College President John El ndorf; Dr. Douglas Rergp,ren, representing the faculty; contractor representative Frank Settecase; plus civic and govern nt officials. The second building in the new construction will provide special fa cilities for teachinr,. There will be a teaching auditorium, a language laboratory,and classrooms. The late Carl Hamilton was associated with the nationally known manageaent firm of Booz1 Allen and Ha ilton. Prior to that he had been associated for many years with a sajor lumber firm. Mrs. Ha ilton has been active in civic work since she came to Venice in 1946. -3o-