In this view we see the first porch and a view of “The Flats” which is original to the building but extended it to the east for more rooms.There were masters apartments in this building. Later one of apartments, the southwest rooms on the main floor, was occupied by the “A” Company Tactical Officer (adult School staff member). Many of the rooms were originally en suite with one room as a study and the other room as a bedroom. By the 1950s the doors between the en suite rooms had been nailed shut with quarter-round moldings. At that time the building housed over 40 cadets. The two upper floors were cadet rooms, as well as four rooms on the main floor of The Flats and two rooms on the second floor of The Flats. Those two rooms were the best in the School with ample floor space and dormer windows in three walls. The main floor had rooms along the west side and in the east-side corners, with a big Common Room in the middle, where “A” Company formed up in cold weather. The west side room north of the vestibule was the campus barber shop. In the basement was a large center room dominated in the 1950s by a pool table and a large worktable fitted as a rifle-cleaning rack. Under The Flats was a lounge at the east end of the basement that brought Howe its first television when WKZO-TV went on the air in Kalamazoo. Along the west half of the basement from the north were the latrine, showers, washroom, “butt” room (for cadet smokers with a “butt permit”) and janitor’s supply room. The luggage room was across to the east from the janitor’s room. The School insisted that all luggage and civvies be locked up. With no civvies and the very small weekly cash allowance, the School doubted a runaway could get very far.