Mabel Louise Southwick Memorial Building
“The Mabel Louise Southwick Building is the women’s recreation building at the university. It is T-shaped in plan and is two stories and a basement in height. The basement contains a combination recreation hall and auditorium with a large stage, locker and utility rooms. Lounges and sitting rooms occupy the first floor. On the second floor are meeting rooms and a recreation hall with a small stage.
The structure is fireproof throughout, the exterior walls being red brick trimmed with marble. It has a volume of 458,000 cubic feet and was completed in November 1936 at a construction cost of $263,237 and a project cost of $281,139.”
(Short and Brown)
The building is located at 392 South Prospect St. and is now the home of the University of Vermont’s Music Department. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).
National Archives Record Group 135-SAR
Project originally submitted by The Living New Deal on February 18, 2012.
Additional contributions by Brent McKee.
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