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Machias in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Libby Hall

 
 
Libby Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2014
1. Libby Hall Marker
Inscription.
Former site of Libby Hall, which served as the Machais high school from 1850 to 1955. In September 1910, classes at the new Washington State Normal School, the future University of Maine at Machias, opened here. In January 1911, classes moved across the river to the future Powers Hall.

 
Location. 44° 43.033′ N, 67° 27.361′ W. Marker is in Machias, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is on Court Street near Bruce Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Court Street, Machias ME 04654, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Machias River (approx. mile away); Burnham Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Permanent English Settlement in Machias Bay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Naval Battle of the American Revolution (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  University of Maine at Machias. On September 12, 1910 Washington State Normal School opened with forty-three students meeting in Libby Hall of the old Machias High School. These temporary quarters on Lower Court Street were
Libby Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2014
2. Libby Hall Marker
loaned to the school by the town of Machias.
(Submitted on September 16, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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