This Day In History: 1957-02-18
The Board of Education decided to reverse a decision made previously concerning the heating of the new High School. On the advice of the consulting engineers for the architect, Marchand and Menges, they decided to install separate furnaces in each of the buildings in the campus-style school rather than a single large furnace centrally located. Even though the larger furnace would use the cheaper No. 6 oil, the engineers projected a saving of about $3,000 per year in heating costs and in insulation expenses. Little did they know what was going to happen to heating oil costs in the years ahead.