Two Perspective Drawings of the Talcott Library, Northfield Seminary (Northfield Mount Hermon), East Northfield, MA

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

undated

GUSN

GUSN-309921

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Description

The two drawings are very similiar, but from different angles; one from the right and the other from the left. They are simple drawings of the building in black and white. The building resembles a church, with a large tower and spire in the middle. It contains pointed turrets and a small, arhced entryways.

Details

Descriptive Terms

two-point perspectives (perspective views)
turrets (towers)
theological seminaries (buildings)
libraries (buildings)
arches
two-point perspectives (perspective views)

Physical Description

1 set of 2 perspectives; 11 X 8 in.

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Reference Code

AR001.USMA..0375.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gifted by John and Judith B. Tankard

Places

East Northfield (Northfield, Franklin county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Material Type

two-point perspectives (perspective views)

Other People

Moody, Dwight Lyman, 1837-1899

Subjects

Architecture

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Nineteenth-century evangelist, Dwight Lyman Moody, founded two institutions: The Northfield Seminary for Young Ladies (1879) and the Mount Hermon School for Boys (1881). Built for poor children without access to other means of education, the two schools remained seperate until 1971, until they were merged into Northfield Mount Hermon, a coeducational school.