Beveridge Center Front Entrance Snow Scene
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A photograph of the front entrance of Springfield College's student union, the Beveridge Center, taken during the winter. A light dusting of snow covers the steps. In March 1958, the partial demolition of Woods Hall and groundbreaking for the Beveridge Center, or BC as it was known to the campus community, began. The Beveridge Center, which replaced the old campus student union, was built as a place where students, faculty, and administration could gather in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The estimated total cost of the entire project was $425,000. The cornerstone laying ceremony took place on May 24, 1958 and on January 23, 1959, the official Dedication Ceremony for the building was held. The Beveridge Center was named after Frank Stanley Beveridge of Westfield, Massachusetts. The building, which was adjacent to Woods Hall housed several different facilities for the student’s enjoyment. The BC had a snack bar as well as two informal dining areas called the “Infield” and the “Dugout.” There was an air conditioned game room with billiards, and ping-pong tables. On the main floor of the building was a comfortable furnished lounge and information desk. A room called Moses Hall was located on the second floor, and was used for events like movies, dances, and banquets. Other facilities found in the BC were a faculty lounge, radio station, the newspaper and yearbook offices, meeting and conference rooms, a meditation chapel, and the college post office. In 2008 the Beveridge Center was renovated and included in the design of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union which was dedicated on February 4, 2010.
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- Beveridge Center Front Entrance Snow Scene. 1959-1970. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/1931. (Accessed July 22, 2018.)
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- (1959-1970) Beveridge Center Front Entrance Snow Scene. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/1931
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