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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

Lyon Hall: 1908

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Lyon Hall: 1908

Circa 1908. "Mary Lyon Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." One of the half-dozen or so campus buildings at American colleges that are named after the 19th-century educator. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

My Grandma

My grandma, Ethelwyn Dithridge Hotaling, was Mt.Holyoke, class of ought eight. She wrote the class song.

That's how you pronounce it, by the way, ought eight.

Today

An obvious exterior change visible today is the large window at the left front side of the building.


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