Archbold Biological Station, Biennial Report 1997-1998

Appendix K
Major Capital Purchases & Improvements
Archbold Biological Station, 1997-1998

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Research Equipment

  • LAN/WAN; a 100-meg, fiberoptic network (NSF/FSML funded) - including: Fast Ethernet fiberoptic backbone installation (switch, hubs, and fiber); core NT Server Farm (3 RAID servers) connecting 55 computers and serving 65 users, and 10 PC workstations
  • Library books - 150
  • Library bound serials volumes - 416
  • Library shelving - 11 steel bookcases


  • ATV 97 Kawasaki - 1

General Equipment

  • Telephone equipment - voice mail system
  • Annex auditorium - wiring for new lights
  • LCD Projector - 1

Structural Improvements/Renovations

  • Water Tower, paint inside
  • Main Drive, re-pave
  • Cottages Palmetto, Lynx, and Quercus - new galvanized metal roofs and new screen porches for latter two
  • Pine Cottage; a new 1,360 ft2 building (see photo below) - a 3 bed/2 bath, wheelchair-accessible, housekeeping cottage plus furniture & fixtures; porch, deck, & ramp; and shell walk & paved parking
  • Computer Information Center, 750 ft2 (NSF/FSML funded) - remodel Library attic into 6 rooms including; 2 offices, reading room, computer lab, server room, equipment room, and furniture & fixtures

Pine Cottage, a 3-bedroom, pre-fabricated house, with facilities for disabled visitors, was assembled at Archbold’s Main Grounds during November 1997. The site, just south of the water tower, is landscaped with native scrub plants. The Pine Cottage was built courtesy of a generous donation by Mrs. Frances Hufty; photos by Nancy Deyrup (L) and Fred Lohrer (R).

Lynx Cottage (constructed in early 1940s), with a new roof and screen porch, has 2 bedrooms and a living room, dining room, and kitchen; photo by Nancy Deyrup.

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