The High School Record


OFFICES ON FIRST FLOOR.


    Upon entering the High School building we find that, opening from both sides of the spacious entrance hall, chails of offices. The first office on the left hand or south side is that of the principal of the High School. This room serves as the general office and reception room. It is a beautifully finished room in oak woodwork with handsome new furniture to match. The furniture consists of a large desk, bookcases and several comfortable chairs. In this room is also found one of the noteworthy features of our new building, the telephone switchboard which connects all the rooms in the building with this main office. Back of this room and connecting with it is the principal's private office. This is finished just as the outer office, the walls of both being tinted a buff color. In this room are found just a desk and two or three chairs, large filing cabinets and a safety vault.
    Directly across the hall, or to the right as one enters the building are the offices of the superintendent of schools, the clerk and the assembly room of the Board of Education. All these rooms as the principal's suite, are along the front of the building. The first of this chain of offices is a general office which is used also as a waiting or reception room. It is furnished very nicely and on the walls are hung the pictures of former superintendents of the city schools. Joining this is the private office of the superintendent. This room is furnished simply but elegantly. The next room is the office of the clerk of the Board of Education. It contains a very long table of fine oak, besides a desk and several chairs. In this room and the superintendent's private office are safety vaults.
    The last room of this chain of rooms is that used for the meeting of the Board of Education. This is probably one of the handsomest, though not one of the largest, rooms in the building. It contains many large windows, being a corner room. The walls are tinted and the floor beautifully carpeted. In here are placed twenty-one handsome desks with chairs to match and the large desk on the rostrum in front for the presiding officers. The furniture in this room is very handsome. Provision is made for visitors, comfortable chairs being placed in various places about the room. These two suites of rooms comprise all the offices in the entire building.

         LOIS GUILD, '12.

THE NEW LIBRARY BUILDING

    After having had our separate locations within the last two decades the library was moved into its own building in January of the present year. It is a handsome red brick building, designed by Architect Charles W. Bates of this city, and located on Market street facing Twentieth, the site of the old High School building. It is placed so as to allow a maximum of light and air.
    Although many people believe that the new building should have been located futher up town, its present location is decidedly advantageous to High School students who now use it much more than ever before.
    One enters the building through two glass doors which open on the stone steps and then one goes into a vestibule which widens out into a sort of lobby, in which is the desk and in back of that the stack room. To the right is a room intended for a juvenile reading room, although it is not yet equipped. To the left is the general reading room, in which are tables and chairs necessary for the comfort of the patrons. In this room are found the newspaper and magazine racks supplied with best current literature of the day.
    Upstairs are several rooms which were intended for the use of the Board of Education and its executive officers. The Board has decided not to move into these quarters and the future use of the upper floor has not been decided upon.
    Miss Anna Wilson is the librarian and Misses Kate Laud and Margaret Houston the assistants, all courteuos and painstaking in their efforts to serve the reading public of our city.

         E. H., '12.


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