By Tom Sheppard

Acadia college explores the illustrious establishment from the floor up: from its humble beginnings as Acadia university, a Baptist institution tested in 1838 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to at least one of the top-ranked undergraduate universities within the state. Over 100 archival photos accessory depictions of early campus lifestyles, together with statements, tales, and anecdotes from generations of scholars on every little thing from place of abode existence, to academia, to important occasions and corporations. discover the background at the back of campus constructions, from university corridor (1844) to such sleek marvels because the okay. C. Irving Environmental technology Centre, and collage staples from the Athenaeum to the Axemen and Axewomen athletic groups. And hint a proud heritage of alumni via pictures of noteworthy college individuals and remarkable scholars. This latest addition to the photographs of Our prior sequence is an wonderful and enlightening background for somebody hooked up to the prestigious university.

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Denton had been president of the T h e Ca m p u s a n d I t s Bu i l d i n g s 43 The old music barn being demolished. Photograph taken from the entrance to what would become the Harvey Denton Music Hall, which opened officially on May 3, 1970. Baptist Convention, a member of the Acadia University Senate, and had served in various churches in Nova Scotia and Toronto. He was also on the editorial staff of the Chronicle Herald. He died on May 15, 1965. The building, located close to the rear of the seminary, contained a large auditorium with a stage, a hydraulically operated orchestra pit, room for a school of music, ten teaching studios, nineteen practice rooms, two classrooms, a conference room, a faculty room, library, and rehearsal hall.

Today it houses the Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship as well as Open Acadia, a program designed to inject flexibility into offerings by providing online courses and other programs that can be used as they are needed. As a residence, Willett House was built partly to replace Chipman Hall, which burned in 1914, and was named in honour of Annie Willett Tedford, who was a benefactor of the college at the time. According to the Acadia Bulletin, some of its illustrious residents included Acadia chancellor and Nobel laureate Dr.

DeV. Chipman, who went to school in Kentville, was given an honorary degree by Acadia in 1954. {} R e s i de n c e : A H o m e Awa y f r o m H o m e 59 Dennis House, 1962 Dennis House, opened in 1962, was a residence for 145 women. It was located above the original campus and had a view of the Minas Basin. An article in the Athenaeum, written just after the residence opened, entitled “Heaven on the Hill,” said that, when lit up at night, it was quite spectacular. The writer, Ann Marr, from Saint John, said the residence was equipped with an intercom system, a sunny and gracious reception room, and a library.

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