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CHRISTIAN BROTHERS’ NEW SCHOOL.

The Christian Brothers’ new .school, now being erected in upper Dowling street, will occupy a most commanding sift-. As the accompanying perspective drawing shows, the architect (Mr H. Mamlenol has adopted the Georgian style—an admirable one lor a school when, as in this ease, the plain exterior possesses the real beauty cl perl cot proportion. The inundations and base are of concrete, finished with pebble dash where exposed;. but above the base the walls will be ol red brick, and on the frontages pressed bricks will bo used, with cement relief for the quoins, sills, cornices, and pediments. • The

cement will be treated with hydraulic lime, to overcome the frigid aspect of ordinary grey cement, and the roof will be covered with green slates. 'Pile central entrance hall will be panelled with figured red pine, with a coiling of fibrous plaster. A spacious corridor will run past the ground <|oor and also give access to a fine aasembly hall (4Sft by HOft). which will seal about WO people. In all there will be eight class rooms on the ground and first floors, including a science room. All will bo lofty and excellently lit, and .Mr Mandolin has so framed his design that each teaching room will

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catch the sttii for the greater part of the day. In particular, special thought has been given to light and ventilation. Tito lower portions of tho windows will ho in the form of hopper lights, so designed as to prevent draughts, while the top phi-lions will ho fanlights. On very not days the remaining part of the windows can he thrown open- in the form of n easement sash. Safety exits are provided for mi both floors, hot water pipes art* included in the contract, and the building will he wired for electric light. A contract- has Iran let to Mr M'Lellan ior ahem Lo.ODU, hut if (as

is confidently anticipated) this contract is increased to embrace the whole building the total price will bo nearly £7,000. In about six months the Christian Brothers should be in possession of a building which will he. not only an ornament to the City and a fine addition to our educational activities, but also a standing memorial to tho enterprise of the body responsible for its erection ; nay, more, to their patriotism, since a work of such considerable magnitude, undertaken at the present time, will provide constant work for a big body ot men.

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CHRISTIAN BROTHERS’ NEW SCHOOL., Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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CHRISTIAN BROTHERS’ NEW SCHOOL. Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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