Vermont's First Female Medical PractitionerThis c. 1900 house was built for Dr. Laura Plantz (1829-1923), the first female medical practitioner in Vermont, Minnesota, and Michigan. Dr. Plantz graduated from Pennsylvania Medical University of Philadelphia. She specialized in women's diseases and was superintendent of the Home of the Friendless in New York. In 1950, Norman Mailer briefly lived here while completing his second novel, Barbary Shore. Windham College renovated the house to serve as Currier Hall, a dormitory, classrooms, and infirmary, while the barn was a dining hall and bookstore. In 2014, Windham & Windsor Housing Trust purchased the building and rehabilitated it to create housing opportunities for area citizens.
|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 702155 N 4760411|
|Decimal Degrees||42.96951667, -72.52110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 58.171', W 72° 31.266'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 58' 10.26" N, 72° 31' 15.96" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 27 Old Depot Rd, Putney VT 05346, US|
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