Stereoscopic Scenery Cards of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Mass.

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Bridgewater Normal School Assembly (with students) Description: Assembly room in the Normal School Building, Bridgewater State Normal School. Students began each school day with "morning exercises" led by the principal, Albert G. Boyden. According to one student … Date: 1876-80
Normal School Building and Normal Hall, Bridgewater, Mass. Description: The first building in the United States constructed specifically for the training of teachers was the Normal School Building in Bridgewater, erected in 1846. The original wooden structure was 2 storie… Date: 1876-80
Classroom, Bridgewater State Normal Schoole Description: In 1875 the State Normal School received a $1,000 appropriation from the State Legislature for the fitting and furnishing of a chemical laboratory in which 24 students could work at one time, allowing… Date: 1876-80
Mrs. Goding's Room (Room No. 1), Normal Hall, Bridgewater, Mass. Description: Mrs. Anne M. Goding was a member of the 89th class of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, graduating in 1879. She served as "matron" of Normal Hall, and though described as outwardly forbidding, … Date: 1876-80
Assembly Room, Normal School Building, Bridgewater, Mass. Description: Assembly room in the Normal School Building, Bridgewater State Normal School. Students began each school day with "morning exercises" led by the principal, Albert G. Boyden. Date: 1876-80
Dining Hall, Normal Hall Description: The Dining Hall was located on the first floor of the Normal Hall. Students were required to furnish their own napkins and napkin-ring. Date: 1876-80
Dormitory Room, Normal Hall Description: Normal Hall could accommodate 148 students. The cost for boarding in the late 1870s was $4.00 a week for gentlemen, and $3.75 a week for ladies. According to an 1879 course catalog, "Each boarder is… Date: 1876-80
Dormitory Room, Normal Hall Description: Dormitory rooms in Normal Hall accommodated two students. Each room had two closets and was "carpeted, supplied with furniture, including mattress and pillows, heated by steam, lighted by gas, and th… Date: 1876-80
Principal's Parlor, Normal Hall Description: Normal Hall accommodated not only students boarding at the State Normal School, but also the Principal and his family. The principal's rooms included a parlor and office/library. Date: 1876-80