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1859, Description of Albion College campus


This drawing of the campus as it is said to have appeared in the 1850’s does not seem to be entirely accurate. Although South Hall (at right) was started in the 1850s, it was not completed until 1870. Its exterior walls, however, may have looked as they do in the engraving. It is also doubtful that Ingham or Oswego Street crossed what is now the central portion of the campus although the picture shows considerable horse-powered traffic in this area. this engraving was the first picture of a campus scene to be printed in an Albion catalog. It was used for several years in the publication shortly before the Civil War.

Source: Gildart, Robert. Albion College, 1835-1960, A History. Chicago: Donnelley Lakeside Press, 1961. p 37.

Source: Keith Fennimore. The Albion College Sesquicentennial History. Albion, Michigan: Albion College. 1985.

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