Class of 1880, Goddard Hall, Westbrook Seminary

Contributed by Abplanalp Library, UNE


An 1880s photograph includes what may be the entire seminary standing in front of the first dormitory, Goddard Hall, with faculty near the center and students on either end.

Goddard was the second building on the Westbrook Seminary campus and named for major donor Thomas A. Goddard of Boston. The 1857 Italianate had a double entrance on the second level. The building, which originally housed both males and females, was divided from basement to attic by a brick wall that prevented entrance from one side to the other.

Hersey Hall, just beyond Goddard, was the second dormitory and the third building on the Westbrook Seminary campus. Built in 1869, it was named for Samuel F. Hersey, a Bangor timber baron who made the largest financial donation for its construction.

It has Italianate details and was noted when it opened for the “bathing room” on each dorm floor.

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About This Item

  • Title: Class of 1880, Goddard Hall, Westbrook Seminary
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Local Name: Stevens Plains
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Photos: Class of 1880
  • Collection: Westbrook College History Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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