Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tarleton Thursdays: Did You Know?


Migration to Hunewell

Valentine’s Day fifty years ago – February 14, 1963 – found 94 Tarleton girls in the brand new Hunewell dorm!  They moved into the new dorm on January 27th and 28th, 1963, so they were just getting settled in by Valentine’s Day!

Each suite accommodating 4 girls was divided by a private bath with a divided study area.  The modern rooms had large closets with sliding doors.  The girls could have a private telephone if they desired.  The rooms also had fluorescent lighting and full length mirrors.  The built in desks, bookshelves, and chests added to the efficiency of the suites.  Colors conducive to study and restful living were used – soft beige and gray, accented with turquoise or tangerine chair cushions.  The beds, night tables, and chairs were walnut….and the building had central air conditioning!!

Open house was held on Sunday March 10, 1963 from 2-4:30.  The girls showed parents, friends, residents, faculty, administration, and town people through the halls and several rooms in the dorm.  Refreshments were served by the girls in the parlor which was adorned with several  lovely flower arrangements.   Many attendees shared the same feelings - that the rooms looked very nice and seemed to lend themselves to the different arrangements the girls had used! 

Wonder how similar the Hunewell girls’ room arrangements are today?
 Happy Valentine's Day!!

Grassburr, 1963.
JTAC, January 15, 1963, February 5, 1963, March 12, 1963.

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