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STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, BRIDGEWATER.

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The present principal was appointed in 1906. The growth of the school is shown by the enlargements made for its accommodation, as follows:

—

In

capacity 70 per cent. hall,

was

building was

the school

1861

built,

increasing

enlarged,

In 1869 Normal Hall, the

accommodating

first

fifty-two students.

the school building was again enlarged, increasing

its

residence

its

In 1871 capacity

In 1873 Normal Hall was enlarged so as to accommodate one hundred and forty-eight students. In 1881 a new building was erected for physical and chemical labora-

50 per cent.

tories.

In 1883 a sewage farm of four and one-half acres was purchased.

"Boyden Park" was purchased

In 1886

recreations.

In

school by two of

for

outdoor

1887 Normal its

Grove was presented to the alumni. Dr. Lewis G. Lowe and Samuel

P. Gates.

In 1890 the school building erected in 1846, with

ments, was removed and a a cost of $150,000.

new

The same year

erected in 1881 was converted into

was purchased

enlarge-

the laboratory building

Woodward

the school building was enlarged, increasing per cent, at a cost of $75,000;

its

brick structure was erected at

in the

for athletic purposes.

Hall. its

In 1894

capacity 50

same year South Field

In 1895 Tillinghast Hall,

a brick building which accommodates seventy-two students,

and a steam laundry were erected. Gardner Boyden" gymnasium was

In 1904 the

new "Albert

built at a cost of $55,000.

In 1907 a natural science garden of nearly two acres was presented to the school by Albert G. Boyden. propriation of $175,000 was

plant and for the erection of

In 1910 an ap-

made for a new a new dormitory

central

power

for ladies.

In

1911 a large greenhouse for laboratory purposes in connection

with the science garden was erected, the

gift of

Mrs. Elizabeth

R. Stevens, a graduate of the school; during the same year an additional gift of one-half an acre of land was made by Albert G. Boyden, for the purpose of extending the science garden. In 1915 an appropriation of $237,000 was made to replace

Normal Hall with In

1846

brick buildings.

of study required three successive terms of fourteen weeks each; in 1855 the course was made

the

course

Bridgewater State Normal School. Massachusetts. 1923 [Catalogue]  

Catalog of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 1923.