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Date: 8/16/11 Bookmark and Share

Construction on Campus

A Weekly Pictorial Update of Summer Construction Projects

Summer 2011 Projects

Horse Barn, ITT Parking Lot
Other Houses
Hubbard Kitchen
Sabin-Reed
Gardiner House
Emerson and Jordan Houses
Center for Work and Life
Capen and Sessions Houses
Burton Hall
Scott Gym and ITT Roof
Northrop and Gillett Houses

Comstock and Wilder houses were beautifully renovated in 2000, including installation of gas fireplaces in the living rooms. This fall, residents of the houses will return to find completely refurbished basements, including new rec rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, corridors and stairwells. Meanwhile, the Tyler House living room and foyer, including its grand central stairway, are also being redone. And at Chapin House, the living room will receive fresh paint, some new soft furniture and recessed LED (dimmable) ceiling lighting. Gary Hartwell is overseeing this summer's 10-house renovation project.

Comstock/Wilder
Comstock/Wilder  
Comstock/Wilder corridors
Comstock and Wilder, twin houses built in 1928, share a covered front entrance, a bell tower and back wings, which surround a courtyard.
A fresh coat of paint will brighten the basement corridors and stairwells of both houses.
Comstock/Wilder rec rooms
  Comstock/Wilder rec rooms

The recreation rooms in the basements of both houses are being completely refurbished to create attractive, usable facilities (Wilder rec room shown on the left, Comstock on right).

Comstock/Wilder basement kitchens
  Comstock/Wilder basement kitchens

The student kitchens near the rec rooms have received new paint and flooring. House residents elected to retain the same warm wall colors in all of the rooms
being renovated.

Comstock/Wilder basement bathrooms
  Comstock/Wilder basment laundries
The basement bathrooms in both houses have been refurbished...
 
...as have the laundry rooms. Gloria, the friendly ghost that haunts Comstock, as legend has it, will be more comfortable now (or not?) in the new basement.
Tyler
Tyler House
 
Tyler House living room
One of the Green Street residences, Tyler House's origins stretch back to 1898. The dining hall is often frequented by athletes returning from practice in the evenings.
  The large living room, inside and to the right, was refurbished in 1993 and is getting another fresh coat of paint and new flooring this summer.
Tyler House foyer
 
Tyler House stairway
Tyler's lavish foyer, with its Victorian central staircase, will look like new when students return in September.
Tyler House corridors
 
Tyler House back porch
The corridors leading to the dining room and the back porch are getting much-needed makeovers this summer.
Chapin
Chapin House
 
Chapin House living room
Chapin House, built in 1903, is situated in the heart of campus, across from the Campus Center, making most classes only a short walk away.
  The living room, with its large bay of windows, is slated for renovations, to begin soon, after residents of a new summer program return home.
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