Finding Space for a New Dorm for Women

Mooreland, Metzger, or Shearer?

In President Boyd Lee Spahr's report to the Board of Trustees, he discusses the possible acquisition of the Shearer Property on the "northwest corner of College and Louther Streets" for the construction of a women's dormitory. A local real estate agent had tipped the college off to the sale of the property for an estimated $18,000. When the college offered the sum to the seller, however, it was declined, and the president explains that the property might not even be desirable as a location for a new women's dormitory. The president also argues that the college should not use funds to renovate and update Metzger Hall for two reasons: 1) it did not own the building, and 2) renovations would not be satisfactory.