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Purington Hall, Farmington State Normal School, 1936

Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF

Purington Hall was built in 1914 to house the growing student population at the Farmington State Normal School. It opened in 1914 as the school's first dormitory and was named after the school's fourth principal, George C. Purington.

In 1922, it housed 117 female students and included a matron's suite, hospital suite, and living room. Its dining room accommodated 230, so students housed elsewhere could dine in the Hall.

The matron for many years was Mrs. L. Estelle Allen, affectionately known as "Ma Allen" to the students.

This image was taken in 1936.

Other Information

  • Title: Purington Hall, Farmington State Normal School, 1936
  • Creator: University of Maine at Farmington
  • Creation Date: 1936
  • Subject Date: 1936
  • Town: Farmington
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: black and white photograph
  • Collection: Building & Grounds V.F.
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Mantor Library at UMF
University of Maine at Farmington, 116 South Street, Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-7219

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