Archive for Saturday, April 5, 2014

40 years ago: Haskell building projects stalled in design stage

April 5, 2014


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 5, 1974:

  • Construction bids on a learning resource center and a kitchen-dining facility at Haskell Indian Junior College were probably going to be delayed until mid-Fall due to planning delays. Planning for the $3.6 million projects were in the design development phase, but the process had been held up by changes in design and building location by the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Albuquerque. Earlier projections had given June 1 as the date for bids, with construction to begin this summer, but the deadline for completion of designs had now been moved to Sept. 1. Supt. Wallace Galluzzi said he was still pushing for the bids to be let by late summer, with a construction start date in early fall, but that delays might prohibit that. Construction of the two facilities was expected to take two years. The existing student union was to be converted into an Indian Hall of Fame, and Curtis Hall, the existing dining hall, was to be demolished when the new kitchen-dining facility was complete. The projects were part of a master site plan developed and approved in the previous year. Other building projects in the plan included a new fieldhouse, relocation of the administration center and public health building, a new fine arts building, and classroom additions to several buildings. The plan also called for a complete change to the residential facilities, replacing the traditional dormitories with housing clusters. All the changes suggested in the master site plan were " a long way down the road," according to Galluzzi, and would depend on funding.
  • Movies showing in Lawrence this week included "The Three Musketeers" with Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, and Michael York; "Don't Look Now" with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland; "Papillon" with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman; and "The Sting" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford.


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