From the “Bulletin of the State Normal School,” Fredericksburg, Virginia, June, 1915

Mary Washington College, just under two years before America entered the First World War.

Is this Monroe Hall?  The trees behind it appear lower, suggesting the slope down to Sunken Road.

It’s amazing.  I lived on the campus for four years, but almost never stopped to ponder (or even bother to ask) how old those buildings really were.  If this is Monroe, then those twin basement windows, far right, were where a good-natured “Macroeconomics 101” teacher gently advised me that I “could have done better in” his class in the Spring of 1990.  It was the mildest of reproaches; I think he only meant that I was bright and should have studied harder than a “C” student.

 

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2 thoughts on “From the “Bulletin of the State Normal School,” Fredericksburg, Virginia, June, 1915

  1. Dave says:

    Pretty sure it is Monroe Hall. If I remember correctly, Monroe, Willard, and Virginia were the first 3 buildings built. I think Monroe was finished in ’08.

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