Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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College History



14 Taunton Ave./ Oceans View

Acquired in 1931, the house was remodeled into a two-family residence in 1932, using many fixtures and lumber taken from the demolished portion of Old Metcalf Hall. A porch was added in 1935. The barn was renovated into a practice, or "Little" Theater in 1932. The house was used for faculty housing until 1995.

In one of his famous chapel talks, President Park noted the suggestion that the house be called "Oceans View" because "from the front windows you can see both the Atlantic and Pacific," that is, the A&P Grocery Store. Oceans View was demolished during the summer of 1995 to accommodate the 1996 construction of a new Norton Medical Center established by Attleboro's Sturdy Memorial Hospital. It incorporates the Wheaton's Health Center.

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