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This building served as the Westfield Normal School from 1892 to 1956. It was located on Court Street which also had a new trolley line. It is presently the Westfield City Hall. The Westfield Normal School was founded in 1844 as a college to train teachers. The normal school system was proposed and advocated by Horace Mann. The first floor of this building housed a training school where the college students could learn to teach actual students. By 1898 the school had 165 children in ten grades. It also housed extensive and fully-equipped science laboratories for teaching science.


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Westfield State Teachers' College

date   c. 1910
height   3.4375"
width   5.4375"
process/materials   letter press halftone
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Postcard
accession #   #2006.36

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