Howard W. Hewitt – Workers began extensive landscape work around Center Hall this morning. Director of Campus Services David Morgan said his staff had noticed several problems with trees and shrubs around Center Hall. That evolved into a plan to open up Center Hall so it was more attractive from the College Mall.
The building was built in 1857 and houses the College Administration offices along with the departments of Religion, English, and Philosophy.
Three spruce trees will be planted at each corner of the building, Morgan said, to frame the historic structure.
Morgan said the side of the building above will have hosta plants and other greenery similar to what’s in front of the Caleb Mills House.
The urns will be cleaned up and painted black. They will go to the other side of Center Hall to frame the doorway.
Morgan expects the project to take three weeks to complete.