Clubhouse Receives Notable
The following renovations to the Clubhouse were recently completed:
1. A new oak front door that retains the window and ivy leaf carving from the original, and replacement of the threshold and door closer hardware.
2. Repair of damaged plaster and repainting of the Green Room, along with new carpet and leather chairs, as well as, improved lighting and the addition of electrical outlets to facilitate laptop charging.
3. Replacement of the old flagpoles on the façade.
4. Restoration of decorative plasterwork in the Dining Room, and repainting of the entire Dining Room ceiling.
5. Upgrades to the Wi-Fi infrastructure that is provided by the University to all clubs and permits access to the University’s network for students studying in the Club. Further permanent upgrades to the system will be undertaken during the summer of 2016.
6. Repair of exterior brick walls, tuck-pointing, and restoration of stonework on the building’s portico.
Over 100 Years Beneath the Pen of Ivy Members
This spring Ivy was the gracious recipient of a stunning, antique partners’ desk and three executive desk chairs which were kindly donated by Morris Cheston, Jr. ’59. Beyond its aesthetic beauty, the desk holds the charmed history of having served Ivy members for more than a century. R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Ivy section of 1914, utilized the desk for 60 years before it moved down the hall of the Ballard Spahr’s Philadelphia office in the 1970’s and became the property of Mr. Cheston ’59, who used the desk until its recent journey to Ivy’s lower library.