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June 1968: Making a dormitory

The Crooked House
The old KNOM dormitory known (somewhat) affectionately as “The Crooked House.”

June 18, 1968

Br. John Huck, SJ and volunteer carpenter Tom Karlin are tearing into an old World War II Army refrigeration building to convert it into a 5-room volunteer dormitory.

Known for years as “The Girls’ Dorm” – and later, as it deteriorates, as “The Crooked House” – the old building (pictured at right) houses volunteer women for 22 years before it is deemed too dangerous and is demolished by Br. Ray Berube, FIC and radio volunteer Mark DeLucchi.

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