The situation of the Barze House (foreground left) is best described by a memo from Cynthia Eastwood to Mr. Brown:
August 20, 1928 SUBJECT: Use of the house belonging to Mrs. Barze at 554 Interlachen Avenue as additional upper class dormitory quarters for girls for 1928-29
My understanding of the above subject is as follows: During the early part of July, I think, Miss Gleason realized that Lakeside could not accommodate all the upperclass girls enrolled, nor would we probably want to mix these girls with the freshmen in Cloverleaf. She discussed the matter with both Dean Carrothers and Mr. Brown, I believe, and called on Mrs. Barze to get her reaction in case it should be necessary to use additional rooming space off the campus. Nothing definite was done at that time, although Mrs. Barze seemed quite willing to consider a proposition from the College. (Mrs. Barze' house was considered because it is the nearest available one to the campus). On August 17, Mrs. Barze phoned me and said that, because some real estate men were asking for a listing of her house, she wanted to learn what we had decided to do. I talked with Mr. Brown and, at his suggestion, told her that, although we could not give her anything in writing at that time, we had eight upperclass girls on the waiting list - with the prospect of three or four more - and it was evident that we should have to find rooms for them off the campus and would recommend her house. Mrs. Barze said she wanted nothing in writing that my word was good enough. - and we discussed the following terms: Her house (the old Phi Omega) has four large bed rooms on the second floor, each of which contains a double bed, with closet space in each room and an extra closet in the hall. (Mrs. Barze says three girls could use each room, but Mrs. Cass says it would be too crowded). There is a private bath on the second floor. Ms. Barze will supply heat, light and hot water; pillows, one pair of blankets, rugs and curtains for each room. She will turn over the entire second floor to the girls and give them the privilege of entertaining in a down-stairs room and possibly the porch. Mrs. Barze is willing, to act as housemother to these girls without compensation other than the girls would pay for their rooms, and she will agree to any rules and regulations which Dean Holme may state. At first she would put no price on the rooms and then said that whatever the College charged would be satisfactory. She is willing to give the girls the accommodations mentioned above (the College supplies only the heat, light and hot water in Lakeside and Cloverleaf) for $100 a year or $85.00 a term per girl. She is counting on eight girls - or $800, for the Year. I suggest that she receive an official statement from you or President Holt as soon as conveniently possible.
In 1965, the annex (garage) to the Barze House was moved to Chase Avenue, nezt to Bingham Hall (future Fred Stone Theatre), and renamed the Chase Music Building. It was torn down in the summer of 1970. The house itself was moved to Fairbanks Avenue to make way for the field house and was torn down in the summer of 1971. The Reed House (background left) was used by the Speech Department and was originally located at 332 Comstock Avenue, but found its way to the campus side of Fairbanks Avenue next to the Barze building. The Reed house was town down before the 1980s.