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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.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Court Street, Machias ME 04654, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Machias River (approx. ¼ mile away); Burnham Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); First Permanent English Settlement in Machias Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Naval Battle of the American Revolution (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Memorial
Libby Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 9, 2014
2. Libby Hall Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Machias/O'Brien (approx. 3½ miles away); Birthplace of the U.S. Navy (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Machias.
 
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 loaned to the school by the town of Machias. (Submitted on September 16, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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