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The Information.

    Boiler Room / Tunnel Access in Buildings

All boiler rooms of all buildings connect to the tunnels unless otherwise     stated.  All doors leading directly to boiler rooms from outside are usually locked.

Preston.  Access to the boiler room is through a usually, but not always locked door in the orchestra pit of the auditorium.  Directly adjoins the boiler room of Martin.

Martin.  Directly adjoins the boiler room of Preston.  Access from the main part of the building in unexplored.

Whitt.  Access to the boiler room is through a locked door in classroom ? on the lower level.

Porterfield.  Access to the boiler room is through an unlocked door in the scenery room on the lower level or from outside.

Powell.  Access to the boiler room is only from outside.  It is isolated from the main part of the building. 

Floyd.  Access to the boiler room is from outside under a grate.  Access from the main part of the building is unexplored.

Dalton.  Non-tunnel access is unexplored.

Waldron.  Non-tunnel access is unexplored.

Reed / Curie.  No apparent access from the tunnels.

McConnell.  Access from the tunnels is unknown.  Passage appears blocked but may not be.  Access from the main part of the building is unexplored.

Muse.  Access to the boiler room is only from outside.  It is isolated from the main part of the building. 

Tyler.  Non-tunnel access is unexplored.

Jefferson.  Non-tunnel access is unexplored.

Norwood.  No apparent access from the tunnels.  This is inconsistent with an account recorded in a RU Magazine article which describes passage from Norwood into the tunnels.

Madison.  Non-tunnel access is unexplored.

Washington.  Access to the boiler room is through a locked door on the basement level and from outside.

Allen.  No apparent access from the tunnels.  This is somewhat inconsistent with a utilities page stating that "electricity is distributed by an underground tunnel to all buildings on campus."

Heth.  Assumed access from the outside and from the rest of the building.

Pocahontas.  Assumed access from the outside and from the basement level (both locked).

Bolling.  Assumed access from the basement level.

Draper.  Access to the boiler room is through a locked door on the basement level.

Ingles.  Assumed access from the basement level.

Moffett.  Access to the boiler room is through a locked door on the basement level.

 

    Other Tunnel Access

Grate near Art Annex.  The semicircular grate on the hill next to the stairs leading down to the Art Annex and the Boiler House has access to the tunnels, after a short crawl and six-foot drop.

Circular Grates.  Any of the heavy circular grates found around campus lead to the tunnels, but are anywhere from six to twelve feet above the tunnel floor.  These grates may not be removable and are most likely heavy.  Most are also in plain view of passersby and dormitories.

Electrical Manholes.  There are two circular electrical manholes near the sidewalk in front of Reed / Curie which have ladders that lead down to the tunnels.  These manhole covers may not be removable.

Square Manhole.  There is a square manhole between Dalton and Floyd near Heth that has access to the tunnels.  This manhole cover may not be removable.

Grate near Fairfax.  There is a rectangular grate near the Ingles side of Fairfax that leads to the tunnels which is probably lighter than the aforementioned circular grates, yet also in plain view.