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Newton photographs oversize : Allen House : 35 Webster Street / [compiled by the staff of the Newton Free Library]. - Allen House : 35 Webster Street - The Main Class Room -

Newton photographs oversize : Allen House : 35 Webster Street / [compiled by the staff of the Newton Free Library]. - Allen House : 35 Webster Street - The Main Class Room -

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Title:
Newton photographs oversize : Allen House : 35 Webster Street / [compiled by the staff of the Newton Free Library]. - Allen House : 35 Webster Street - The Main Class Room -
Description:
1 box ; 45 x 36 x 3 cm - Thirteen color & black and white photographs 9 x 11 cm-28 x 35 cm., one piece of fundraising material, one brochure and five newspaper clippings. - The Nathaniel T. Allen Homestead has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. It was built in Greek Revival style around 1844 and was a stop on the underground railroad. The Allen family lived and ran schools there for nearly a century - West Newton English and Classical School, 1853- ; the Misses Allen School and the Allen School for Girls, 1915-1943 Nathaniel T. Allen (1823-1903) was noteworthy because he worked with Horace Mann, the first Secretary of the State Board of Education, to establish a model teachers' school, which later moved from West Newton to Framingham, Massachusetts. After the move, Mann left for Ohio and persuaded Allen to remain in West Newton and set up a private school. He was influential in promoting the importance of education and professionalization of teaching. - Classroom of Allen School for Girls with students sitting at desks and teachers on benches on the side. Main Classroom left to right: Row 1 - Elizabeth Mann, Helene Lyons, Asenath Magee, Row 2 - Helen Filene, Jessica Stewart, Pursis Stearns, St. Amant, Row 3 - Evelyn Prouty, St. Amant, Elizabeth Bowker, Doris Fitts, Olive Floyd, Row 4 - Josephine Hawes, Edith Snelling, Dorothy Belcher, Catherine Hamilton, Row 5 - Myrtle Reed?, Read, Martha Chapman, Virginia Frost, Carmen Hoyt, Rear Row - Sturgis, Dalzell, Carol Allen, To right on settee - Miss Howison, Lucy Ellis Allen, Miss Hubbard. (As recalled in 1977 by Olive Floyd) -
Creator:
Newton Free Library
Date:
1915
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Newton Free Library
Collection (local):
Allen House Oversized Photos
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Subjects:
Allen House (Newton, Mass.)--Photographs
Allen School for Girls (Newton, Mass.)--Photographs
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs
Newton (Mass.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
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Language:
English
Identifier:
allenhouse_010.jpg
Referenced by:
http://library.minlib.net/record=b2374200