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Gymnasium, Dormitory, Training School, Auditorium, Junior High School

The view looking south, with buildings listed from left. All were torn down between 1967 and 1975 with the exception of the auditorium, which was on the second floor of Institute Hall, now Carver Hall. Firve rooms on the first floor were devoted to the junior high school. 


Science Hall

Located just to the north of the building complex shown above, Science hall was the newest building on campus as of 1921, being completed in 1906. The WWI Memorial Pinery is in the foreground on the right, with the large and beautiful oak grove of trees beyond. 

The Lagoon

The fountain and lagoon located in the campus grove. the landscaping work was the gift of the class of 1908. This was at the present location of the southeast corner of the Montour Hall dormitory.

Lengthening Shadows

View from the dormitory looking west towards the Town of Bloomsburg. The town at this time had 8000 residents, was accessible by three major railroads, and was connected with the neighboring communities by electric railroads. 

"Far Above the River Winding"

View of the Susquehanna River Valley and Catawissa mountain taken from the upper campus where the Nelson Field House and Redman Stadium are now located. The normal school buildings, situated about 150 feet above the river, can be seen just beyond the trees in the right foreground. 


The Kindergarten class at play in the Training School building, which was demolished in 1967 to provide space for the Scranton Commons. The Training School consisted of kindergarten classes and grades one through nine.

A socialized Recitation in the Junior High School

A junior high class. The room was located in Institute Hall, which was renamed Carver Hall in 1927. The classrooms were removed for administrative offices when the building was remodeled in 1953

Playground on Campus

The Training School playground was located on the terraced lawn to the west of the North Hall dormitory. The campus had 19 acres with ample space for the lawns and athletic grounds. Most of the site of the playground equipment is now taken up by the Kehr Union building. 



Tennis Courts

The Tennis courts in 1921. They were built in 1890 and located just to the east of the dormitory. The courts were removed in 1955 when work began on the College Commons, now the Bookstore Building.

Football Team 1921-1922

The team was coached in the Fall of 1921 by first-year head coach George M. Mead, and unfortunately finished with a 1-6-1 record. The sole victory was a 32-0 triumph over Shenandoah High School.

Tennis Courts

The Normal School tennis courts in 1922. Taken from the same direction as the year before, looking south toward the Susquehanna River. The courts were heavily used, leading to the building of a second set in the mid 1930s where hartline Science Center is now located.

Baseball Team 1921-1922

The baseball team was also coached by George M. Mead, and ran into tough competition in the Spring of 1922 to finish the season with a record of 3-11. Games were played on the athletic field in the area where the Columbia Hall dormitory is now located. 

The Girls' Chorus

A 1921 picture of one of several singing groups on campus. The chorus met at least once a week and performances were held in the auditorium

Summer School, 1921

Summer School at Bloomsburg began in 1919, and met the needs of teachers who returned tho schoool to prepare for meeting the requirements of advanced certificates.

Chorus of Mixed Voices

View of co-ed singing group from 1922 taken in the grove. The other two choral groups on campus were the boys' and girls' choruses.

Summer School 1922

View of the class taken on the lawn in front of the North Hall dormitory in the background. The campus barn can just be seen in the back left of the picture.

Class 1922

The graduating class of 1922. Photo taken on the south side of the Training School building facing 2nd Street. The dormitory annex is in the background on the right.

"Twelfth Night" in the Grove

The pergola was built in the campus grove as a memorial of the Class of 1916. A number of performances and May Day ceremonies were held there, and it is still located just to the north of Science Hall.

A Nature Study Trip

A class trip, usually under the direction of Daniel Hartline, to collect speciments for biology instruction.

Dedication of Memorial Boulder, May 30th 1992

The dedication ceremony for the boulder in the WWI Memorial Pinery. It holds the bronze plaque identifiying the students who died in the 1st World War and the corresponding trees to honor their memory. It still stands behind Schuylkill Hall. 

The Art Studio

The art deparment was located in science hall, as it is today. This was a studio on the upper floor

Gymnasium Class

A class in teh old gymansium. It was built in 1894 and used until the opening of Centennial Gym in 1942. Fans watched basketball games from the running track or sides of the gum until additions with permanent bleachers were built in 1928 and 1932.

Industrial Arts

Examples of toys and other items made by students in the Industrial Arts department. It was located in the large, well-lighted basement of the Training School building, which was renamed Noetling Hall in 1927

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