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A Picture is World a Thousand Questions
Collections at Fredonia

Archives and Special Collections
Daniel A. Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3183

The Normal School (Old Main)

Old Main Image

This image, familiar to many of us as "Old Main," is of the second Normal School building. Its cornerstone was laid on 3 October 1901. The building, thought at the time to be one of the finest examples of its type, was submitted as a model to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, where it won a silver medal. The structure still stands at the intersection of Central Avenue and Temple Street.


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