Before the Wainwright music building was built, its site was occupied by a small building known as the “Old Log Hut.” Created in 1942 and paid for by students and alumnae, “The Hut” was used by students, staff and alumnae for music programs, meetings, and casual social occasions – and finally as a coffee house. But with an increasing student population and growth in the music department, the trustees began to plan the construction of a new music building to tie-in with renovations to Jones Hall. The Hut was torn down in December 1975/January 1976 during the holiday break. By this time, the Cate Center had been dedicated and thus The Hut was not replaced.
Do you have any favorite memories from The Hut?
Do you remember the reaction from students after its demolition?