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MHS Design Class Helps Mason County Library
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 • Posted June 1, 2011

The Mason High School interior design class collaborated with the Mason Study Club on a school project to create possible design solutions to update the entrance (known as the Gipson Hall) to the Mason County M. Beven Memorial Library. On May 23, members of the class presented three plans as possible design solutions. All plans include ideas for making items in the display cabinets more visible. Fred Gipson’s desk also remains a central piece in all three plans. The basic plan incorporates greenery to freshen up the room. The moderate plan provides a seating area with two chairs and an end table. The elaborate plan includes a love seat, two chairs, and a cocktail table. Adding furniture to the hall would “provide a place for people to not only catch up on their reading but to take a moment to grasp all the wonderful history in the hall.” An outdoor seating area was proposed on the west side of the library adjacent to the large foyer window. Overall, the students stated that the purpose was “to blend history with comfort” with the ultimate goal of encouraging more people to visit the library. We think they succeeded! We appreciate the girls’ hard work and creativity. They’ve done a wonderful job, and we hope at least some of their ideas can become a reality.

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