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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBKIDGE SPfitUL PUBLICITY NT7MBEK NEW PUBLIC BUILDINGS The Central Public School, the Presbyterian Church and Fire Hall The New Central Public School. THIS MAGNIFICENT build- ing, size 66 x 161 feet was erected at' a cost and represents one of the fin- eat structures of its kind in the West. The city spared no ex- pense in erecting this school and its is built on the most scienti- fic and modern lines known in school building. The foundation is of reinforced concrete and the building pro- per is of pressed brick, with buff Bedford stone trimmings. The .basement has a concrete floor with the exception of the laboratories, which are finished with Ajax Plastic flooring laid off in selected colors with suit- able borders. The main floor which is about eight feet above the ground level is approached by wide steps leading up to handsome double doors eight feet high and over feet wide. These cfoors are equipped with "panic bolts" a device attached horizon- tally on the inside of the doors, which when touched with the slightest pressure throws both open automatically. Four polished marble columns add dig- nity to the entrance. In designing the building, no feature has been overlooked that would add to the comfort of the pupils and teachers. The ..basie- 'inent is furnished with fur- nace room, coal room, two play rooms, boys' and girls' la- vatories and teachers' lavatory. The plumbing fixtures such as the urinals and lavatories are. of the famous Leeds fireclay goods seating capacity will be about 600 pupils. F. B. Eolfsen was the architect. The New Fire The West's most Hall. prominent THE NEW RESIDENCE OF WHITE, ON FORD ST. MR. and the tinting of each room will be governed by the amount of light entering it. The school is heated by the Pease Waldrbn system together with the most modern ventilat- ing arrangements. The tempera- ture automatically regulated by a Thermostat and with thisj system of regulation dampers take and maintain intermediate: or mixing positions, correspond ing the temperature require- ment of the rooms, and in this way the alternatig blasts, of hot and cold, air, so objectionable, are avoided.! The heating plant may be operated by natural or a powerful fan can be driven by a seven horse power motor to force the warm air over the auxiliary coils, and when the school i's not in session the ex-j haust can be closed off, and the' air made to return down to the cold air chamber in the base-' ment, thus making an ideal and fire chief says that Lethbridge can boast of having the most modern and well laid put fire hall in the entire West. The build- ing is 50 x 100 feet and the tower is seventy nine feet above the ground floor. In the concrete basement are three vaults, cleaning pit for the engine, etc. The second floor is occupied by an engine room 46 feet by 45 stalls for horses, hose room, stairs leading to the'tower i etc. There, too, is located the police office, and two prison wards, one containing three cells for male offenders and three for females and juveniles. Over the stable is a mezzainei floor for fodder for the fire teams. On the second floor is a gymnus-j '.mm 35 feet by 30 feet and nine-J te-.-i feet j Opening on the gymnasium-ye six dormitories and a bath room. jOu this floor are two offices for the city engineer, two for the ma- yor, two for the secretary treas- urer j.i.ci one for the chief. The council chamber is also located oa the second floor. Cn ihe third floor is a gallery ruiiniBg around two sides of the a store room, toilets, two rooms for policexn.'.i and five for the caretaker. In a limited space the conven- iences of a large building of this sort cannot be shown. Leth bridge is justly proud of her fiie hall. James A. McDonald is the architect The New Presbyterian Church. Knox Church on the corner of and Burdett Sts is a credit to the city. The seating capacity is 54o it is constructed so that a gallery seating 200 can easily.be added.' The plans have in view the removal of the pastor's study uud choir room to the rear of the church to fit in with the general architecture. This will be done when necessary, and will afford seating capacity for 29? more. Thus with very little pense the seating capacity cun be increased from 545 to The two exits open on Burdett St. When the above changes, are made a'third exit will open on Dufferin St. The Sunday school room in the basement accommo- dates 380. In the basement nro four cities rooms, a library pnd a kitchen, a storage room, a boiler and coal room and two lavator- ies. TV building is constructed of the finest pressed brick with meat trimmings. It is steam heated 'throughout. The auditor- ium floor has a fall of 3 feet in 80 feet. The ceilings are vault-. and are'34 feet high. Stained glass is placed in all the windows which number twenty-six. Jas. A. McDonald is the architect. TWO NEW BUSINESS BLOCKS. THE ODDFELLOWS' BLOCK, CORNER OF ROUND AND DUFFERIN. ADJOINING IT IS THE NEW SHE PPERD BLOCK. AT SUNDIAL vary fine district of Lethbridge at Sundial. .Last first ;crops and Oi put in on breaking. farmers had a crop wheat also, though not prepare the soil for a big yield. them .report an average bushels per acre. the fields of spring 32 bushels to The heaviest yield wai 96 bushels to RETURNS FOR S T T Acceded to be the best material hygenic system of internal venti- THE NEW SEAMAN BUILDING ON ROUND ST. in the world for such purposes. Drinking fountains are placed at each end cf the corridors on the main floors. The ground or main floor con- tains six class rooms, each 25 x 32 feet, with cloak rooms. The second floor is similarly designed, except one room at each end of the corridor, which is used for the principal's room and a library and board room. The assembly hall, 65 x 80 feet, is situated on the third floor and is equipped with a large plat- form and two dressing rooms at one end of the room. Off the corridors are the store rooms. The, interior finish throughout is of natural fir, and burlap is used in place of wainscotting. In til the class rooms the light will be received from the left which according to the latest scientific methods is the correct direction lation which is very economical on fuel. Each class room is equipped with a class call bell system op- erated from the principal's offi- ce. Eire alarms are placed in the basement, on; each floor and on the play grounds and an alarm can be sounded from any part of the building. Alsjo at the end .of each corri- dor and in the basement are plac- ed hose reels all ready at- tactfed and a full force of water may be turned on at a notice; The schools have not .been able to keep pace with the fast growth the city and be- came so congested that such a building was imperative, and the city is to be congratulated upon their foresight in erecting such a magnificent structure. The NtW OH AKOYLI AVf. I y 1v? i T-HE ALBERTA Made from Pure, Distilled Water, and the best Imported English Extracts .V TH ridge Brewing Co. Li Brewers of Fine Lager, Beer and Porter MALTERS OF BEST MALT The unequalled excellence of our Beer and Malt has made a reputation and created a big demand. We turn out large quantities. Somebody must like it Our Beer and Porter is made under the most sanitary conditions by skilled Union Labor from the very best of Home Malt, made of the best Southern Alberta grown Bar- ley and imported Bohemian Hops. MALT made under the latest improved methods from Southern Alberta grown Barley, which is unexcelled for its malting qualities. Our Specialty ALBERTA'S PRIDE BOTTLED BEER noted for its purity and flavor, is a Winner wherever introduced. Afac simile of a Bottle of Alberta's Pride is here given. Ijfote the green label with Alberta's Pride in white letters. Alberta's Pride is superior in richness and flavor. The Lethbridge Brewing Malting Co, Ltd. ;