Postcard of the Townhouses (1992)
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This postcard shows the front of Springfield College’s Townhouses, which were built along the south side of Benedum Field, now Stagg Field, and opened in 1990. The photograph on the front was taken by Paul Schnaittacher in 1992. The Townhouses began construction in 1989 as senior apartment-style living and are still in use today. The building is located parallel to the Stagg football field and measures approximately 350 feet in length by 35 feet in width. The building has the capacity to house one hundred and sixty students. The Townhouses consist of twenty units, and each unit is a separate residence with three floors, housing eight students. The twenty units are divided into two separate wings, with ten unites per a wing. In the middle of the two wings is a conference center, a lounge, housing for the Residence Director, and the laundry room. The first floor of each Townhouse consists of a living room and kitchen and the second and third floors each have four rooms and one bathroom. All together this totals eight single bedrooms and two baths. All essential furniture, appliances, and utilities (heat and air conditioning) are included and laundry is shared by all tenants. All of the houses have access to a backyard, where students can enjoy cooking, socializing, or even watching a sporting event. The Wellness Center, now a part of the new Wellness Center/Physical Education Complex, was located in the basement of the townhouses. It was a 47,840-square-foot fitness area with weights and workout rooms. It opened in September 2008 and was moved by 2010. This basement space, as of 2013, is currently used to house the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) department.
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