Items of Interest

The temporary roofing which was to have been placed for a few months on the tower of Section "A" of the new Publishing House, as announced in this column a few weeks ago, was never erected. A way was found to protect the machinery in the penthouse and save the expense of a temporary roof.

The garden wall at the Massachusetts Avenue end of the building is nearing completion. It is topped by inserts of balusters like those fronting the narrow balcony opening into the garden from the Reception Room and those between the monolithic pillars over the main entrance. The wall makes a charming addition to the structure, and one can visualize a lovely garden inside, shut out from the city noise and stir and affording to visitors at the Publishing House a peaceful spot for meditation.

Shortly after the first of May the first of the Monitor presses will be installed in the new Publishing House and ready to operate. It is estimated to take from six to seven weeks to remove and erect the first press. The next one must necessarily be installed in less time and will therefore follow quickly after the first one, since the printing of the Monitor will, after the installation of the first press, be done partly in the new building and partly in the old. That means that the mailing work, too, will be transferred to the new building soon after the erection of the first press. A great deal of planning and forethought is required in the working out of a harmonious arrangement for the moving of the equipment which is in daily use.

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March 11, 1933

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