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Edith Cartwright became the sixth Dean of Women in 1941.

It

was primarily through the diligence of Dean Cartwright, the assistance of Dean Gunning and others, that campus housing was finally established (Cartwright, 1986).

with

The initial thrust at campus housing involved the opening

of a cooperative house on West

females

exclusively.

Although

Avenue. This a housemother

facility

was for

and cook

were

employed, the residents were responsible for all of the cleaning

and

general

upkeep

of

the

house

(Gilkey,

1979).

Eventually

the

cooperative

house

became

a

residence

for

men.

The

house

ran essentially the same as it had with women and accommodated approximately thirty two men (Alumni Briefs, Winter 1957).

In January of 1952, Wilder Hall,

the very first on campus

living facility opened its doors for approximately eighty

women.

In April of the same year,

the University

Grandview

Nurses'

Home

and

renovated

it

to

become

purchased the second

state owned dormitory. 1952 and housed seventy

It officially opened in the Fall of women (La Crosse Tribune, May 1956).

Until 1958, other than the cooperative house, the only

housing established for men at the University were quonset

huts for faculty and student veterans of WWI. when Reuter Hall opened in the Fall of 1958 to men (Gilkey, 1979).

That changed accomodate 200

The 1960's

truly proved to

construction at

the University.

be the decade of rapid dormitory Trowbridge Hall, built in 1960,

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