Moving further down, this photo was taken between the plastic
working equipment and ladder seen in the picture above this picture. In this
same ladder can be seen in the lower left corner.
Now this is a new one for me, this is a paint spray booth,
I do not remember from my times at NCSD, so this had to be added after
1970 but before 2005. You can see that it is slightly used and is not
to a vacuum system...maybe donated to the school as part of the renovations?
The three items leaning at the lower right corner are the original fluorescent
fixtures installed after the Hoey Hall wing was built circa 1950's.
This is what you now see looking out of the large bay door mentioned in the
of the third picture at the top half of this page.
What's in the blue outbuilding are the water pumps for the
sprinkler system currently
mandated in new and renovated buildings. With recent deaths occurring
in scholastic and nursing home environments, it is now required that these pumps
operated separately from power fed to the buildings they serve. Oftentimes,
places, onsite generators automatically kick in when the fire alarms are
office buildings and even shopping centers also have these water pumps for
This photo was taken in front of the bay door seen in
the third picture above.
In the spring of 1965, my parents
and I paid a curiosity visit to the NCSD campus as
part of my orientation tour, guided by Mr. Ben Hoffmeyer, before entering school in
the fall. The woodworking shop was one of the stops during the tour.
impressed me during this visit was that I saw a table lamp made from a
cool, I thought. Several years later, one of my shop classes was in
room and yes, the bowling pin table lamp was still there. I inquired
about making one
and was told that I had to bring a bowling pin to the shop to have one
further questions, I just dropped the subject...back in those days,
bowling pins were
not easy to obtain.
During my brief vocational course
in the woodworking class, I remember mostly
repairing broken furniture brought in from other buildings on campus.
remember a staff member bringing in a chair and new materials to
In later years, chatting with
former wood shop boys, I discovered that that if you were
a student of this class you could bring a broken wooden item from home
and have it
repaired as part of the learning process or bring a raw piece of wood
and make it
whatever you wanted. Another thing I enjoyed learning was working
lathe. Taking a long wooden block and lathing it into a table leg.
So that's how its done.
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The next group of Hoey Hall pictures will be posted in two weeks:
Lake Wheeler's Picnic is next weekend and JWS is coming to
pay Ye Ole Webmaster a visit. Also, the
very interesting pictures of West Hall and Hoey Hall and I
am anxious to post those.