Friday, April 4, 2014

1953 New Vienna School Addition

c1953 New Vienna School Addition Progressing - clipping from unknown paper, unknown date

With the exterior apparently finished, work is well underway on the interior of the addition to the New Vienna school, which is shown above.

The supports for the subfloor of the gymnasium are being prepared and on top of this will be placed a regular wooden floor and then a hardwood floor.  These supports, about 2x2 inch pieces, are fastened to the concrete floor with metal pieces.  They are being treated to resist dampness and insects and then tar is to be poured beneath and between them to serve as a cushion.

Practically all of the work in the farm shop and two classrooms in the addition is finished and several workmen are working on the stage.

The gymnasium will be one of the largest in the county when it is ready for use by next fall.  Thomas Rudisill, the New Vienna coach, said it will seat about 1,200 and with additional bleachers could seat 1,500.  It is understood that Highland county already is eyeing the New Vienna gymnasium for its 1954 cage tournament, which was held this year at Wilmington high school gymnasium, because none in Highland county is large enough.  New Vienna is on the edge of Highland county.

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