By Tom Sheppard

Acadia college explores the illustrious establishment from the floor up: from its humble beginnings as Acadia collage, a Baptist university demonstrated in 1838 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to at least one of the top-ranked undergraduate universities within the kingdom. Over 100 archival pictures accessory depictions of early campus existence, together with statements, tales, and anecdotes from generations of scholars on every little thing from place of abode lifestyles, to academia, to big occasions and organisations. discover the historical past in the back of campus constructions, from collage corridor (1844) to such glossy marvels because the okay. C. Irving Environmental technological know-how Centre, and college staples from the Athenaeum to the Axemen and Axewomen athletic groups. And hint a proud heritage of alumni via graphics of noteworthy college contributors and extraordinary scholars. This most recent addition to the photographs of Our previous sequence is an unique and enlightening background for someone hooked up to the distinguished university.

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58 Ac a di a uni v er sit y Blomidon House (built, 1882; Acadia residence, 1960) A variety of other buildings have been used as residences over the years. Shortly after the Second World War, many buildings were pressed into service (see chapter 7). Structures like the Blomidon Inn, near the Anglican church at the east end of Wolfville, also served as residences and were first occupied by some of the engineers. Blomidon Inn, the gracious historic building built in 1882 by shipbuilder C. R. Burgess, was bought by Acadia for taxes in October of 1960 at a cost of $25,000.

Cutten, who had been president when the fire occurred, performed the ceremony. By then, the floors had all been laid and the roof trusses were in place. The new University Hall had been designed with the old College Hall in mind, so that it would resemble it in architectural proportions. The building was fifty-eight metres long, twenty-six metres wide, and fifty metres from the basement to the top of the tower. It was finished in oak throughout and housed twelve classrooms. On the fourth floor were the geological laboratory and museum, and on the second floor was a special room designated as Faculty Hall, which provided a meeting space for the faculty, senate, and Board of Governors.

As a residence, Willett House was built partly to replace Chipman Hall, which burned in 1914, and was named in honour of Annie Willett Tedford, who was a benefactor of the college at the time. According to the Acadia Bulletin, some of its illustrious residents included Acadia chancellor and Nobel laureate Dr. Charles B. Huggins (1920), Rhodes Scholar and Acadia Chancellor Dr. William Feindel (1939), former MP J. Patrick Nowlan (1952), former premier Richard B. Hatfield (1952) of New Brunswick, as well as New Brunswick industrialist K.

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