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Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

State Normal School

State Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ellen Adams, July 29, 2017
1. State Normal School Marker
Inscription.  State Normal and Training School at Plattsburgh chartered 1889, first class graduated 1891. After 1929 fire, Normal Hall replaced by present building 1933. Dedicated as Hawkins Hall 1955.
Erected by SUNY Plattsburgh.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 44° 41.84′ N, 73° 27.986′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of Beekman Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling south on Beekman Street. Marker is in front of Hawkins Hall on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church - 1830 (approx. 0.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trinity Square - 1803 (approx. 0.7 miles away); City Hall - 1917 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Loyal L. Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away);
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The Ark (approx. ¾ mile away); The War of 1812 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plattsburgh.
Regarding State Normal School. Hawkins Hall was named after Dr. George Hawkins, who was principal of the Normal School from 1898 to 1932.
Hawkins Hall Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ellen Adams, July 29, 2017
2. Hawkins Hall Main Entrance
<i>State Normal School, Plattsburgh, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Woodward Art Company, Plattsburgh, N.Y., circa 1908
3. State Normal School, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York.   3. submitted on November 16, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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