Sci '44 Co-op

This independent, non-profit housing cooperative was founded by a group of engineering students in 1941, when the wartime boom in Kingston was creating an acute shortage of housing for students. The co-op idea was an innovation since the preferred form of accommodation at that time was in boarding houses (there were no men's residences yet, and only one women's residence, Ban Righ Hall).

The first co-op house, for men only, was at 329 Earl Street, where Harkness Hall is now located; the first house for women was added in 1945 at 144 Albert Street.

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