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Department of Admissions: 1904

Department of Admissions: 1904

Poughkeepsie, N.Y., circa 1904. "The entrance, Vassar College." Note the sign. 8x10 inch glass transparency, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Replaced 1913

The gate house, designed by James Renwick, Jr., was replaced in 1913 by Taylor Hall. Evidently the gatekeeper and his family lived in the south tower and the north tower was occupied originally by the college engineer, appropriately named Mr. Gatehouse.

Postcard

Colorized postcard.

Purity and Wisdom (Vassar motto)

Since I have neither, I've never been there.

Address

1313 Mockingbird Lane, right?

Sign notwithstanding

The lawn through the gate looks to be covered with bicycle tracks.

[Their pattern seems more consistent with carriage tracks. -tterrace]

Wow -- Cheesy '60s Horror

I hear Don Knotts playing the organ somewhere.

Welcome to Vassar!

Velocipedes Verboten.

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