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Putney in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Dr. Laura Plantz House

Vermont's First Female Medical Practitioner

 
 
Dr. Laura Plantz House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 7, 2017
1. Dr. Laura Plantz House Marker
Inscription. This c. 1900 house was built for Dr. Laura Plantz (1829-1923), the first female medical practitioner in Vermont, Minnesota, and Michigan. Dr. Plantz graduated from Pennsylvania Medical University of Philadelphia. She specialized in women’s diseases and was superintendent of the Home of the Friendless in New York. In 1950, Norman Mailer briefly lived here while completing his second novel, Barbary Shore. Windham College renovated the house to serve as Currier Hall, a dormitory, classrooms, and infirmary, while the barn was a dining hall and bookstore. In 2014, Windham & Windsor Housing Trust purchased the building and rehabilitated it to create housing opportunities for area citizens.
 
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 42° 58.171′ N, 72° 31.266′ W. Marker is in Putney, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is on Old Depot Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Putney VT 05346, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putney Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putney Town Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes
Dr. Laura Plantz House Wideview image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 7, 2017
2. Dr. Laura Plantz House Wideview
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Park Hill Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away in New Hampshire); Site of First House in Chesterfield (approx. 3.3 miles away in New Hampshire); First Methodist Meeting Place In New Hampshire (approx. 5.2 miles away in New Hampshire); The Round Schoolhouse (approx. 5˝ miles away); Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (approx. 6.3 miles away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Putney.
 
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Dr. Laura Plantz House image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 7, 2017
3. Dr. Laura Plantz House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 111 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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