Conservatory of Music

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Building Name

Conservatory of Music

Description

The second building to be erected on campus was the Conservatory. Originally intended for the use of the State Agricultural Society, and was to contain an agricultural museum. Its erection began in 1864, but it was not roofed until late fall, 1865. It remained uncompleted until 1869, when the legislature appropriated funds for its completion. Then in January 1870, the Board of Education accepted the building and changed its name from the "Normal Museum" to "Normal New School Building." It was devoted to the use of the Training School until 1882 and then was occupied by the Conservatory of Music.

Year Constructed

1864

Date Dedicated

1882

Building Functions

Music classrooms for the Conservatory of Music

Architectural Style

Italianate

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