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Main Building, Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York
County of Dutchess.
National Register Number: 73001183
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - college. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NY-19 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: College building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 24, 1986):
Constructed between 1861-65, this is one of the earliest and most successful expressions of the Second Empire style in the United States, and one of the few remaining grand-scale examples of the style. It was the original building for Vassar College, one of the first colleges for the education of women in the United States offering an education similar to that available to men at Yale and Harvard.

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