|The State Normal School in Salem, built in 1893-1896|
Postcard c. 1900 of the State Normal School in Salem, MA. A State Normal school was located in Salem since 1854. Until 1896 it occupied the brick building at the corner of Summer and Broad Streets. The new building, erected in 1893-1896, is at the junction of Lafayette St. and Loring Ave. It coversa ground area of 11.000 square feet. The architect was J. Philip Rinn of Boston, and the cost was $200,000.