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Alma in Gratiot County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Folsom Hall

1895-1973

 
 
Site of Folsom Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
1. Site of Folsom Hall Marker
Inscription. When completed in 1895, this building was Alma College's first gymnasium. The physical education facilities were on the second floor and below them were a museum, locker room and classroom which at one time served the College's Kindergarten Training Department. In the early 1920's, after completion of Memorial Gymnasium, the structure was altered and became the Chemistry Building. After Dow Science Building was erected in 1959, the structure contained offices and classrooms for several departments and was renamed the Arts Building. It was named Folsom Hall in 1964 to honor Mr. Alexander Folsom of Bay city, one of the first benefactors of the College.

A.D. 1894
 
Location. 43° 22.762′ N, 84° 40.236′ W. Marker is in Alma, Michigan, in Gratiot County. Marker is on West Superior Street near Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 614 West Superior Street, Alma MI 48801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Main (here, next to this marker); Alma College (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Masonic Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sidney S. Hastings
Site of Folsom Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
2. Site of Folsom Hall Marker
Detail of the image of Folsom Hall.
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Saint Louis (approx. 3.8 miles away); Joseph Clapp Memorial Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); Henry R. Pattengill (approx. 6.8 miles away); Henry Romain Pattengill (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alma.
 
Categories. Education
 
Site of Folsom Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
3. Site of Folsom Hall Marker
Site of Folsom Hall Marker / Site of Old Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
4. Site of Folsom Hall Marker / Site of Old Main Marker
Site of Folsom Hall marker is on the left.; Site of Old Main marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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