The Six Houses

President Hanlon recently announced that most of the dormitories will be divided into six groups to be called “house communities” or “Residence Communities.” Elements According to the announcement and Dartmouth Now, each House will have: As many as 700 undergraduates as members. That is an even division of the approximate total undergraduate enrollment of 4,200. […]

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Building projects budgeted for; other news

The Town budget includes funding for construction of walk/bike path along Lyme Road to the Reservoir Road roundabout. The paved path will be separated from the road by a tree lawn (The Dartmouth). Tri-Kap appears finally to be tackling its Fuller Audit improvements, planning to erect an addition designed by Domus Custom Builders (Zoning Board […]

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WWGD?

Following the lead of the charrette, the Town is creating a West Wheelock Gateway zoning district (Planning Board WWGD details pdf). The area will have a higher density than before (Planning Board WWGD pdf). A lot of work and thought is going into this project: The amendment proposes permitted uses of single-family, two-family, multi-family dwellings, […]

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Planning for “House Communities”

House professors will begin living in college-owned residences near their house communities in the summer of 2016. Staff members are working on details related to the makeup of the house communities and location of faculty housing. (“Work Is Under Way on Moving Dartmouth Forward Plan” Dartmouth Now (26 February 2014).) Frost House (“The White House”) […]

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Names that change, or don’t change; various topics

The Food Co-Op is in the second phase of its renovation. The Rauner Library Blog has two posts (one, two) on a big scrapbook created by Francis Gilman Blake of the Class of 1908. The Mirror (of The D) is doing a series of photos and descriptions of campus buildings, with some info drawn from […]

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Neighborhood planning, other topics

In 4 Currier, the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator is operating (NHBR, via Dartmouth Now). The extensive renovation has ended and Triangle House is now open (Dartmouth Now). Amidon Jewelers is closing its store on Main Street, The Dartmouth notes. Amidon has been in town since 1935. The College is looking […]

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The inevitable demolition news

First, the Brown game takes place today. It will be the last game played before Jens Larson’s 1923 West Stands at Memorial Field. The steel-framed concrete seating terraces will be demolished and removed from behind the brick facade, which will remain, beginning this week. Second, The Dartmouth reports that: The College also plans to rebuild […]

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Graphic design, history, Friendly’s

Take a look at this fascinating 19th-century photograph of the rear of Dartmouth Row. It is dated to the pre-1904 period, but judging from the tents, one might guess that it was taken in 1869, at the time of the centennial celebration. Younger alumni, many of them Civil War vets, were housed here in tents […]

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Photography at the 1904 visit of the Earl of Dartmouth

These two photos from the Archives show the arrival of the Earl of Dartmouth in 1904: The photos were taken from the steps of Casque & Gauntlet looking east toward the Inn. The righthand photo is the earlier of the two, and the Earl’s carriage appears in both photos. The student with the white collar […]

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The Old Stage Coach

In the fabulous Alumni Magazine archives one sometimes comes across photos and descriptions of “the Old Stage Coach.”[1] The 1852 Concord Coach was used to haul people to and from train stations at Norwich (Lewiston) and White River Junction and to take fraternity groups to their banquets at inns in neighboring towns and so on.[2] […]

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Go Go Panarchy; other news

College Supplies, on Main Street, is closing (The Dartmouth, Valley News). Panarchy is finally tackling fire-safety upgrades to its Greek Revival house (Valley News, The Dartmouth). The group has set up an Indiegogo campaign to raise money. Construction inside 4 Currier has ended and the Innovation Center has opened (The Dartmouth, Dartmouth Now). Construction is […]

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