Conant Hall and the New Dartmouth Gas Works

Today in Hanover and Dartmouth College History January 18, 1922


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Michael Hinsley

Fire at Original New Hampshire Agriculture and Mechanic Arts Dormitory

Today in Hanover and Dartmouth College History January 18th, 1922 a fire of "incendiary origin" was discovered and quickly controlled by the residents of Hallgarten Hall with fire extinguishers. The fire damage was slight to the structure, two of the residents lost the majority of their possessions.

News Clipping from The Dartmouth

1879 Conant Hall The ell is the current Hallgarten Hall.

Conant Hall the building now heated with steam had a dining room that could seat one-hundred

Looking East from the southeast corner of the Dartmouth Green. The buildings of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Culver Hall on the left and Conant Hall, Later Hallgarten on the right. The ell is what remains today.

The buildings in the rear at the base of an undeveloped  Balch Hill are the Barns of the Agricultural College.

1870 Map

Early Lebanon Street, South Park Street is visible. Crosby Rd is newly defined.

1878 photo taken from "Prexy's" Garden, Velvet rocks.

Looking South over East Wheelock St towards Sand Hill and Lebanon over the fields of the New Hampshire College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts

Berry Sports Center and Alumni Gymnasium are located on the opposite side of East Wheelock Street.

1890 Map of Hanover and New Hampshire College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts

Not a big fire but what a cool excuse to share some really cool images of early Hanover. These are a small example of the really cool stuff at Dartmouth College's Rauner Library.

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Did you know that the University of New Hampshire started in Hanover?

Photo Credit Rauner Library, The coolest place on campus.

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