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Student from Albion displayed college spirit in early 1900s

Posted 3 February 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

Shown here is Lorenzo M. Burrows (1884-1944) while he was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

He graduated from RPI in 1907. This wonderful interior photo shows us what student housing was like at the time. Although the contents are dated, the clutter is much the same today. Banners and advertising are still popular along with an interest in music as we note the mandolin.

Mr. Burrows grew up in Albion and returned to his native home after receiving his degree in civil engineering.