The Opening of Dorothea's House

As Reported by the Princeton Press
October 10, 1914


Dorothea's House, erected on John Street by Guy Richards McLane in memory of his wife, Mrs. Dorothea van Dyke McLane, was opened on Wednesday evening with brief ceremonies, and an entertainment for the Italian people of Princeton. Over 300 Italians were present, who showed their appreciation of this effort to give them a place where they can meet for instruction, recreation, and entertainment.

On Thursday the regular work of Dorothea's House began, and it is now open on all week-days for the use of the Italians, various clubs and classes having already been started.

The Board of Trustees has secured the services Miss elinor Kennedy Purves as superintendent. Miss Purves, assisted by the Board of Managers, will direct the work of the various classes and organizations of the house. already a number of residents and students of the University have volunteered their services and have been assigned to various posts.

For convenience in making plans and receiving visitors, Miss Purves will be in her office at Dorothea's House weekday mornings from 9:30-11 o'clock. the telephone number is 723. All of the people of Princeton who are interested in this work are invited to visit the house, and their co-operation will be most gratefully received.