important things. And there was a
decision made to install a wooden roof for much of Norlin. That wasn’t typical in 1938, and it has
been a decision that haunted several generations of fire marshals. Most trusses, even then, were steel. In fact this kind of timber was getting
scarce even then. You can see how
parts of the building do have steel trusses.
But across the entire west side of this building is wood. In fact, these beams are what you see today
in the British Studies room.