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Marian 2



A winter view of the gym while it was still under construction. This side of the gym building housed garages and the laundry.

A blizzard struck the area around Christmas 1947. The photo below shows the still incomplete building, with no doors for the three auto garage. A changing room was beyond the garage. The windows in the annex at the left would become a laundry servicing the novitiate, scholasticate, working brothers, retired brothers, and the juniorate then located in Esopus.

The main gymnasium was in use during the winter of 1947-1948, but the only heat was provided by a pot-belly stove at the far corner of the open area. Water and heat were installed during the summer of 1948. The floor was concrete until the spring of 1950 when a wood floor was installed.