Campus fire - Tillinghast Hall in flames, December 10, 1924
- Campus fire - Tillinghast Hall in flames, December 10, 1924
View from the southwest of crowds watching the fire engulfing the dormitory building Tillinghast Hall.
Bridgewater State University, Maxwell Library
Archives & Special Collections
- Collection (local):
Bridgewater State University Historical Photographs
State Normal School (Bridgewater, Mass.)
- 1 photographic print (postcard) : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.
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Crowds watching the fire from the south side of Grove Street. Firefighters from Bridgewater, Middleborough, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Whitman, and Brockton responded to the fire, but a lack of water pressure hindered their efforts. The firefighters even tried pumping water from the nearby Campus Pond, though that was not entirely successful.
Digital item is part of “$1,000,000 Blaze at Bridgewater”: A Campus Transformed