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UMass Lowell - West Campus - Student Project

Richardson

Taken by Gabriel DeBettencourt.

Richardson Hall is one of the buildings UMass Lowell obtained when they established West Campus, but did not use it; it was damaged by fire a few years earlier.

Currently, there is no information about the buildings origin at the truancy school and what purpose it served. No photos of the inside of the building currently exist. UMass Lowell did have plans to completely renovate Richardson Hall so that it could be used as a demonstration elementary school (Francis). Due to the extensive damage and the steep cost in renovations, the plan was scrapped (Pierson).

 

© John Wren.

 

Taken by Gabriel DeBettencourt.

 

Taken by Gabriel DeBettencourt.

Taken by Gabriel DeBettencourt.

"SEE NO EVIL"

Taken by Gabriel DeBettencourt.

"This might have been where the fire broke out."

Taken by Gabriel DeBettencourt.

 

Resources:

Francis, Dana. “ULowell School to Be a Teaching Laboratory.” The Lowell Sun, 28 Aug. 1988, p. 13.

Pierson, Donald. “UML West Campus Release Form.” UML West Campus Release Form, 7 May 2018.

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