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Maine Female Seminary, Gorham, ca. 1880

Contributed by Gorham Historical Society

The Maine Female Seminary was a three-story building that sat across the street from Gorham Academy. Built in 1837, the Female Seminary was to be used as a dormitory together with other Seminary activities

In 1861, the Seminary and Gorham Academy were united under the name of Gorham Seminary. It closed in 1878 and was given by the town to the state as a dormitory for the Normal School. In 1894 it was destroyed by fire.

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  • Title: Maine Female Seminary, Gorham, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Town: Gorham
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Gorham Historical Society
28 School Street, Gorham, ME 04038
(207) 793-8569
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