Dr. Laura Plantz House

Dr. Laura Plantz House (HM1Y86)

Location: Putney, VT 05346 Windham County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 58.171', W 72° 31.266'

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Vermont's First Female Medical Practitioner

This 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.
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HM NumberHM1Y86
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 702155 N 4760411
Decimal Degrees42.96951667, -72.52110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 58.171', W 72° 31.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 58' 10.26" N, 72° 31' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27 Old Depot Rd, Putney VT 05346, US
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