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Seminary House, Acadia, Wolfville, NS

Seminary House, Acadia, Wolfville, NS

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Signed & Matted Limited Edition Print 8" x 10" 

$15  each. (plus shipping $4.) 

Set of all 6 Prints. $70 (plus shipping $8)

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Seminary House has been the focal point of collegiate life for the women of Acadia University for over a century since the first woman graduated in 1884.  The Ladies Seminary (formerly the “Female Department of Horton Academy”) was absorbed into Acadia College in 1877.  That winter College Hall burned down and the powers that be set about a dynamic rebuilding program that happily included fashionable quarters for the fairer sex on campus.  How proud was Acadia of its new co-educational status?  Proud enough to pony-up $13,000 for Seminary House, rivaling the budget for the new Collage Hall; and then in 1890 another $30,000 was allocated for the East Wing expansion of Seminary House.  The handsome Victorian building was designed by F. P. Dumaresq to incorporate classrooms, a dining hall, assembly quarters and a small gymnasium.  That same year Seminary House was electrified, which was not a bad idea for a massive wooden structure on a campus that seemed to have a habit of going ablaze.