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Normal School Buildings, Bridgewater, Mass. Description: Exterior rear view of the Normal School Building and Normal Hall on the State Normal School at Bridgewater campus. Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall and Normal School Building, Bridgewater State Normal School Description: Exterior of the Normal School Building (right) and Normal Hall on the State Normal School campus in Bridgewater, Massachusetts in 1881. The buildings faced School Street; Normal Hall stood where the p… Date: 1881
Campus Pond, Bridgewater State Normal School Description: Undated photograph of the campus pond on the Bridgewater State Normal School campus. To the right is the Ice House. In the early 1880s, the school's principal Albert G. Boyden purchased six acres of l… Date: [n.d.]
Normal Hall dining room Description: Dining hall in Normal Hall, Bridgewater State Normal School. Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall and Normal School building Description: Exterior view of Normal Hall and the Normal School Building, Bridgewater State Normal School. The buildings faced School Street, bordering Summer Street on the east. Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall, principal's office Description: Office of Bridgewater State Normal School principal Albert G. Boyden. Boyden, who graduated from the school in 1849, served as its principal from 1860 until 1906. Date: ca. 1875
Normal Hall, principals parlor Description: The principal, Albert G. Boyden, and his family resided in the school's dormitory, Normal Hall, from the time of its contruction in 1869 until the early 1890s. Male and female students occupied opposi… Date: ca. 1875
Display of Models, Normal School Building Art Room Description: According to a 1875 school's catalog, "The Art Room is handsomely fitted up and furnished with the best kind of furniture and instruments, with a large number of the finest examples of casts, models, … Date: ca. 1875
Normal School Building science laboratory Description: According to a 1875 school's catalog, the science laboratory was furnished so that "each member of the class has a place at the chemical tables, and all perform experiments at the same time." Date: ca. 1875
Normal School Building Assembly Hall Description: The Normal School Building assembly hall was the site for weekday opening and closing exercises. The principal Albert G. Boyden sat a a raised platform in front of the assembly room with the male fac… Date: ca. 1875