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Durfee Plant House

Group photo in front of historic Durfee Plant House
This group is taking a break in front of Durfee Plant House, one of the school’s original buildings. Courtesy Special Collections and University Archives of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst.

Durfee Plant House, on the site of the present Durfee Conservatory on the east side of the UMass Amherst campus, was one of the original buildings when Massachusetts Agricultural College admitted its first students in 1867.