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John Rainey - Report this comment
I just wanted to let you know that the building in the first and last pictures is called Stratton Hall.
Matt Connors - Report this comment
Yes, That is Stratton Hall. Stratton Hall is not the Engineering building anymore though, it is used primarily for Math classes. Each Engineering department has their own building around campus now.
Interested in setting aside a part of his fortune for the benefit of the youth of Worcester county, John Boynton, Esq. worked with his friend Mr. David Whitcomb to draft a letter solicting donations for a free school. That letter was dated May 13, 1865. The most notable endowments that resulted include $50,000 (1866 dollars) by Hon. Ichabod Washburn for machine shops and mechanical department and larger sums including 10 acres by Hon. Stephen Salisbury. The inauguration and dedication took place on November 11 1868 in Boynton Hall.
Oh wow, I had no idea Alden Hall used to be red. I guess all the paint must have washed off of the rock over the years. The building you can see to the far right of that picture is one of the dorms, Riley Hall.
jim sadowski- December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Alden Hall was never red as in the old postcard, the postcard was created many miles away from Worcester, from a black and white photo. The stone is from a quarry in Worcester (near Green Hill park, skyline drive, once a city dump area in the 1950's)

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