Cornerstone ceremony of Alumni Hall (1926)
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This photograph shows the laying down of the cornerstone for the International YMCA College's (now Springfield College) Alumni Hall on September 22, 1926 by Raymond P. Kaighn, president of the National Springfield Alumni Association, and chairman of the dedication. Raymond Kaighn was also one of the eighteen students to play the game of basketball in 1891. A group of people are watching the laying down of the cornerstone with Springfield College's triangle on it. Just one year after the cornerstone was laid, Alumni Hall was completed. The building, though, was not formally dedicated until June 15, 1930 when all the funds for the building were officially received. In October of 1944, Alumni Hall, in conjunction with the Administration building, was used as a U.S. Navy Convalescent Hospital. The majority of the patients were housed in Alumni Hall, with one wing equipped for bed cases and the rest converted into hospital rooms for 2-4 men. Today, with the exception of necessary renovations, Alumni Hall remains largely unchanged. The building continues to serve as an all men's dormitory, and the Carlisle Foyer, donated by Mr. S. Richard Carlisle of Springfield, holds gatherings, presentations and student events for all students to enjoy.
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Kaighn, Raymond, P
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- Cornerstone ceremony of Alumni Hall (1926). 1926-09-22. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/9082. (Accessed July 21, 2018.)
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- (1926-09-22) Cornerstone ceremony of Alumni Hall (1926). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/9082
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