University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 138            It was not until the month of September 1850 that the work 
             was resumed, with an addition which made it seventy-seven feet 
             long, having below a kitchen and cellar, with a room for the 
             cooks, a bakery and an infirmary; and upstairs three bedrooms for 
             the Priests, Brothers, and pupils, a common refectory, a pharmacy, 
             and a cabinet for the infirmary.
                  The departure of F. Baroux for France took place before this 
             time.  About the middle of December he left his savages of Pokagan 
             whom he was not [to see] till nearly a year later.  His collection 
             was successful and contributed greatly to relieve the house from 
             the embarrassment in which the fire of November had left it.  F. 
             Baroux devoted himself with zeal and earnestness to the work, and 
             on his return in May 1851 he had the consolation of seeing all the 
             shops springing up again which had been consumed by fire, forming 
             an edifice of 190 fr. long by 24 wide, one and a half stories in 
             height, no longer behind the college, but along-side the Grand 
             Avenue, four hundred feet from the college.
                  The expenses of this building were covered by the returns 
             from several collections made for this purpose.

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