Wisconsin. State Board of Agriculture / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Board of Agriculture for the year 1903
(1904 [covers 1903])
Harvey, C. W.
Department of grounds, pp. 214-219 PDF (1.4 MB)
WISCONSIN S'T'ATE B(oAPi OF AGRICULTURE. moved the dirt from the north end of the Agricultural Hall, put in a new sill and constructed a cement platform 8x16 feet, I did this to show how, in my opinion, this work should be done and I am sure it wvill meet with the approval of the board. I also started a cement walk 1I; feet wide from the new l)airv 6mi 1(1ilgItn the old D)airy Imuilding (now used for Wooman's Work), this walk is all ready for the top dressing of cement- six ]4)a(Is of grvel andl forty sacks oif cement are there with wvhich to complete the work. Alore toilet rooms are needed for both men and women. -The old power-house has been removed soulth and east of the Secre- tary's offiec which can be utilized to goil advantage along this line of improvemlent. There is otl hand 1,000 feet of Georgia pin ce(iling, 500 feet of same kind (*f flooring-, also 400 feet of white pine flooring, this is about what will be needed to put this building in good condition for toilet purposes. Three of the dining halls are too long for the amount of brac- ing they have, to withstand the wvind; we put 2x8 joists from the flcoor to the plates after the Fair to protect them until spring. Ilie rain during the Fair of 11903 demonstrated above a doubt that somethine sli0l( be domlo ini the waV of sulface and under- (raillilig Onl time groulnslll 'lie building used for otficors' dining lhall is not wvhat it should be to make it a place in whrieh to relish a meal after a hard day's work. I would suggest that this building be either lathed and plastered or sealed up, iwlaking it a place that would draw the officers rather than drive theta away as was the result last year. If this buildin, caun be niade attractive so that the officers can meet thelrethiree times a dav di-i ing the Fair and while enjoying a good menal talk over Fair matters as they coune up) each day, I anm sure nm-hm good eamll be aecommiplis.hed. It was ime(eS-arv to purchase many tools the past season in order that tile meii cotuld work to advantage, these tools are stored with Air. Phillips for safe-keeping. Respectfully submitted, C. W. IARVEY, Superintendent. 291.
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