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Locations of The Washington Female Seminary

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On page 29 of 1866 booklet, "Some are sleeping upon the brow of yonder hill [Note: WHERE is the cemetery she refers to?] where soft breezes wave the tender grass, and fair buds of love's planting.  Our Lily, two Annies, two Marys and Charlotte, Harriet, Kate, Lucy, and Martha, she who, with her dying breath, sang as she passed the swellings of the river..."  What cemetery was close to the Seminary in 1866?


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1835 or 1836 - opened Original Location: The Seminary was founded in 1836 and met temporarily in the Old Masonic Lodge on West Maiden Street in Washington, PA.


The original permanent location was on East Maiden Street and was opened for use in 1837.
  NW Corner Lincoln and Maiden Streets (1866 booklet)




Location Washington Female Seminary from ? through 1866 - NW Corner Lincoln and Maiden Streets

from ? through 1866 - NW Corner Lincoln and Maiden Streets (1866 booklet)



The W & J Library wrote to me that:

After the Seminary building was purchased by W&J College, the Seminary moved to the following locations:

1941-42 - North Hall on W&J campus
North Hall Photo 
Floor Plan of North Hall



Location Washington Female Seminary 1941-43 - House at 237 E. Beau Street
1941-43 - House at 237 E. Beau Street


Location Washington Female Seminary 
Sept. 1944  House at 345 E. Wheeling Street

Sept. 1944 House at 345 E. Wheeling Street


June 1948 last commencement 


* Aerial Maps From Microsoft Virtual Earth 



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