G.I. Village

The G.I. Village was a set of ten temporary apartment buildings built with a grant from the federal government in 1946 to help accomodate the influx of married veterans after the end of World War II. They were located west of today's Social Dorms, as one can see in the photograph from "The Consecrated Eminence" (260-61). President King writes from the experience of the application for aid and construction of the housing in the book. The housing costs and rental profits were to be a separate account from the rest of the school's funding and expenditures, and the federal government would receive any profit while the College would absorb any loss (277). King continues, "...it is to be hoped that in the near future it will have served its purpose and can be razed," (278) which it indeed was before the end of the decade.

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