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Pownal Hall, a residence for boys, opened at Pownal State School in 1926, about the time the facility changed its name from Maine School for the Feeble-Minded.
The building housed 150 beds for boys.
Superintendent Stephen E. Vosburgh also added a physician, a music teacher, a first-grade teacher, stenographer, plumber, chef, seven day attendants and two night attendants to the ever-growing institution in New Gloucester.
About This Item
- Title: Pownal Hall, Pownal State School, ca. 1937
- Creation Date: circa 1937
- Subject Date: circa 1937
- Town: New Gloucester
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 24.5 cm
- Object Type: Image
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- Mental institutions--Maine--New Gloucester
- Maine School for the Feeble-Minded (1908-1925)
- Pineland Center (1973-1996)
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- Pownal State School (1925-1957)
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PO Box 531, New Gloucester, ME 04260
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