Terre Haute Postcards - Indiana State Normal School (8)

Terre Haute Postcards - Indiana State Normal School (8)

More postcards from my collection...

Women's Hall, Indiana State Normal School, Terre Haute

Women's Hall, Indiana State Normal School

This unused postcard has the printed text...

20115N
Pub. by Levin Brothers, Terre Haute, Ind.
E. C. Kropp & Co. stamp mark

Indiana State Normal School, Terre Haute

Indiana State Normal School

This postcard, stamped in Terre Haute on March 9th, 1908, has the printed text...

No. 48575
Published by the Terre Haute Post Card & Novelty Co.
Terre Haute, Indiana

The hand written verse on the card is amusing is apparently, the second verse to a poem that goes...

Latin

Latin is a language,
Dead as Dead Can Be,
First it Killed the Romans,
Now It's Killing Me.

They are all dead who wrote it,
They are all dead that spoke it,
They all must die who learn it,
O happy death! They earn it.

Situated on the Mulberry and Eagle Streets block the Indiana State Normal School, a training school for teachers, opened in 1865. The original building burned down in 1888 but in 1889 the new brick building shown in the postcards above was built. The north Hall was added in 1895. These buildings remained in use until 1950 when they were demolished.

The library was built in 1910 and a six-storey addition was completed in 1957. In 1965, it was renamed in honour of Arthur Cunningham, the librarian. It remained in use until the new Arthur Cunningham Library opened in 1973. It is still standing and now named Normal Hall.

The Indiana State Normal School of 1865, although the main original buildings are long gone, has gone from strength to strength. In 1929 it became the Indiana State Teachers College, in 1961, Indiana State College and in 1965 it became Indiana State University.

This page created 14th March 2010, last modified 14th March 2010