U-M To Move Into New Hall Next Week
$4,700,000 Angell Hall Units Nearly Completed; Named For Landmarks
Moving operations into the new $4,700,000 Angell Hall addition will begin next week, University officials announced today.
Vice-President Wilbur K. Pierpont said the process of installing furniture should be completed by the end of August, slightly ahead of schedule.
At the same time Pierpont announced that the classroom, office and auditorium units will be known as Mason Hall, Haven Hall and Angell Hall Auditoriums, respectively.
On Landmark Site
The classroom unit stands on the site of the old Mason Hall, one of the original University buildings and long a campus landmark.
The towering office structure is named for Haven Hall, originally i the Law School and later a Literary College building in the northwest corner of the campus which was destroyed in a spectacular fire June 6, 1950.
Formal dedication ceremonies for the new structure will be held in September, Pierpont said. A committee has beep formed to arrange an appropriate program.
The committee, appointed by President Harlan Hatcher, is made up of Prof. Richard C. Boys of the University’s English department, who will act as chairman, Associate Dean Burton D. Thuma of the Literary College, Prof. Robert C. Angell of the sociology department, and Arthur L. Brandon, University relations director.
Work Nears End
Most of the interior work on all three units is either completed or in the final stages.
Mason Hall will be the first unit occupied, followed by Haven Hall,; into which furniture will be moved early in August.
The four individual auditoriums will be the last to be equipped. The largest, with a capacity of 346 persons, will have theater-type seats.
Long tables and chairs will be installed in the other three auditoriums, each having a capacity of between 200 and 250 persons.