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Perkins School for the Blind


  • Address: 175 N Beacon St
  • Type: School


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1832/03/02 Samuel Gridley Howe Founder Samuel Gridley Howe establishes the Perkins School in his father's home on Pleasant St, Boston
1839/00/00 Samuel Gridley Howe Founder Perkins School moves into the former Mount Washington House Hotel in South Boston.
1842/00/00 Samuel Gridley Howe Subject in book Charles Dickens visits Perkins during a lecture tour of America and writes about Dr Howe's work with deaf-blind student Laura Bridgman. American Notes Charles Dickens' 1842 Tour of America
1842/00/00 Charles Dickens Visitor Charles Dickens visits Perkins during a lecture tour of America and writes about Dr Howe's work with deaf-blind student Laura Bridgman. American Notes Charles Dickens' 1842 Tour of America
1885/00/00 Perkins School relocates to the Hyde Square section of Jamaica Plain, Boston.
1886/00/00 Alexander Graham Bell Consultant Kate Keller seeks Dr Bell's help for Helen after recalling Dr Howe's work with deaf children at Perkins. She had read about Dr Howe teaching Laura Bridgman in 'American Notes'. Dr Bell says Helen could be helped at Perkins. American Notes
1887/00/00 Anne Sullivan Teacher Perkins School director Michael Anagnos sends Perkins graduate Anne Sullivan to Alabama to teach Helen Keller.
1888/00/00 Anne Sullivan Teacher Anne Sullivan returns to Perkins with Helen Keller, remaining until 1893
1888/00/00 Helen Keller Education Anne Sullivan returns to Perkins with Helen Keller, remaining until 1893
1912/00/00 Perkins Schools moves to Watertown in the autumn of 1912

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Particulars for Perkins School for the Blind:
Cultural Affiliation Blindness
Area of Significance Education
Historic Use School



Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
American Notes Book Charles Dickens

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