Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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17-19 Howard St./ King Cottage/ Riddell House

Mrs. Wheaton called this the "Double House" when she rented it to two families. She then left it to Wheaton College in her will. King Cottage was the infirmary from 1908 to 1954, when it was remodeled into three faculty apartments and rededicated the Riddell House.

When used as an infirmary, the first two floors had three hospital rooms with seven beds for patients, three bathrooms, modest living quarters for two nurses, a dispensary, kitchen and office. The attic had two small rooms with four beds for emergencies and isolation.

The house was named in honor of Agnes Riddell, Professor of Romance Languages, 1922-1940.

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