The Bishop’s son, Dudley, who was a student at Kenyon, discusses the beginnings of Gambier:
The ‘Episcopal Palace,’ until the main college building was erected, was a log cabin near the entrance of the present college grounds, on the east side passing from the village to the college. Here the students were boarded after the school was removed from Worthington, and before the quarters were provided. I remember breakfast at six in the winter on rye bread baked in ovens during the night; the inside only of the loaf was used, but it was hot, sweet, savory and healthy.
For the accomodation of the scholars brought from Worthington, and others, before permanent buildings were erected, there were block-houses, used as lodging-houses, put up where the village now is.
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