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Normal School Building, Bridgewater State Normal School Description: Exterior of the brick Normal School Building on the Bridgewater State Normal School campus. Dedicated in September of 1891, the building housed classrooms, the library, the model school, a gymnasium, … Date: ca. 1895
Tillinghast Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School Description: Tillinghast Hall, erected in 1896, was named in honor of Bridgewater State Normal School's first principal, Nicholas Tillinghast. This dormitory building stood on the southeastern quarter of the quad… Date: ca. 1899
Woodward Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School Description: The first women's dormitory built on the Bridgewater State Normal School campus was the "new" Woodward Hall, built in 1911 and named in honor of longtime faculty member and aluma, Eliza B. Woodward. Date: ca. 1911
Normal Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School Description: Normal Hall, the first dormitory building on the State Normal School campus, was erected in 1869. The building was enlarged in 1873 to increase the number of students housed from 54 to 148. The buildi… Date: [n.d.]
Normal Hall dormitory room Description: Dormitory room in Normal Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School. According to the 1875 school catalog, "The boarders are to pay the current expenses, which include board, fuel, light, washing, and the … Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall exterior Description: Exterior front view of Normal Hall, the first dormitory building on the State Normal School at Bridgewater campus. Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall dormitory room Description: Dormitory room in Normal Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School. According to the 1875 school catalog, "Two students occupy one room. Each room has two closets, is carpeted, supplied with furniture, in… Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall dormitory room Description: Dormitory room in Normal Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School. School regulations at the time indicated that "The hour for retiring is not later than ten o'clock at all seasons of the year. Pupils mu… Date: ca. 1875
Normal School Building, Bridgewater State Normal School Description: Exterior of the Normal School Building, circa 1875. Originally erected in 1840, the building was enlarged in 1861 with the addition of 2 wings, and expanded again in 1871 with the addition of a third … Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall dormitory room Description: Dormitory room in Normal Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School. According to a school catalog in 1875, "No pains are spared to make the Hall in every respect a home for the pupils. It has a beautiful … Date: ca. 1875