Emma Willard House

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Emma Willard House
The original section of the Emma Willard House.
Emma Willard House is located in Vermont
Emma Willard House
Location Middlebury, Vermont
Coordinates 44°0′27″N 73°10′29″W / 44.00750°N 73.17472°W / 44.00750; -73.17472Coordinates: 44°0′27″N 73°10′29″W / 44.00750°N 73.17472°W / 44.00750; -73.17472
Built 1809
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000798
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965[2]

The Emma Willard House was a home of Emma Willard, an influential pioneer in the development of women's education in the United States. It was known as the Middlebury Female Seminary when Emma Willard established a school for girls at her home in 1814. The Middlebury Female Seminary was a precursor to the Emma Willard School, an all girl, private boarding and university preparatory day school in Troy, New York. It now houses the Middlebury College Admissions Office. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.[2][3]

It is located at 131 South Main Street (Vermont Route 30) in Middlebury, on the Middlebury College campus.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Emma Willard House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  3. ^ Polly M. Rettig and S. S. Bradford (December 2, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Emma Willard House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying three photos, exterior, from 1965 and 1974 PDF (32 KB)