Building a School Home

15 June 1882

The first 20-week term closed in mid-June with an enrollment of 38 (ibid., July 13, 1882). By this time an Adventist woman of some means had made a gift of $5,000, and work could begin on the school home, or "boardinghouse," as it was known. In the basement would be the kitchen, laundry, and bakery; on the first floor, classrooms and a working parlor. The second story would accommodate the young women, and the third would be a dormitory for the young men (ibid., July 20 and Oct. 26, 1882).