Lassen County Plans Building
School to Have First Structure
August 31st, 1945
Because of farming becoming more important, the first structure in the postwar program planned by the Lassen county board of supervisors is a $25,000 agricultural building for the Lassen union high school. Work will start Sept. 17, but actual construction will depend on the WPB.
The building will be 112 by 40 feet with a covered shed at the south end 26 by 40 feet. It will be about 50 feet west of the present industrial arts building and will match it in appearance and construction.
Much of the work will be done by junior college and high school students in the building trades classes, thus combining actual experience with theory. All skilled work will be done by men outside the classes. At the front or north end of the building will be a classroom 28 by 30 feet; also at the front will be a milk testing laboratory, library and reference room, office, supply rooms and toilets.
The rear two-thirds will be devoted to shops; the one for woodworking with a wooden floor, and the metal shop with a concrete flood. In the latter will be welding equipment, both gas and arc; forges and metal working machines.
Members of the class will be encouraged to bring in equipment from their farms for the class to work on.
Due to the foresight of the board in 1940, when the industrial arts building was erected, the heating plant installed there is large enough to care for both the present and the new buildings.
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