|Not Adelaide's scrapbook|
It is the commencement day program, June 6 1927, for youngest daughter Eleanor (Billie) McLaughlin. Complete with the list of graduating young women (see end of this entry), the program for the flow of day is presented, along with the jottings of Adelaide regarding the address, "better to know much, rather than many things" and includes a formula to happiness, "happiness equals what you've got divided by what you want"
The main building of Bennett College, Halcyon Hall, was built in 1893 by HJ Davison Jr., a publisher from New York. The 200-room Queen Anne structure, was originally built as a hotel, and was comprised of 5 stories, a basement and sub-basement.
Student Life at Bennett
The Graduating Class of 1927
Back of Program, America the Beautiful lyrics
& the Parkwood NHS accession number
Closed in 1978, as the trend towards co-education increased saw the demise of facilities offering single sex education, Bennett has remained empty. The following images are from an urban explorer blog in 2015. Bennett was slated for demolishing in 2015, I do not know of the outcome.