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Historical Marker:

College Building


Picture:
Location:
Illinois College Campus
Coordinates:
No coordinates identified
Dedication Date:
05/21/2004
Dedication By:
Illinois College Class of 2004 and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
On this site stood the College Building, built in 1832. With a capacity of over 100, the main four-story brick structure, 100 by 40 feet, served as a dormitory and dining room. The north wing housed President Edward Beecher and family, the south wing Professor Julian Sturtevant and family. Fire destroyed the main building and the north wing on December 29, 1852. The south wing was razed in 1954. From 1839-1862, nine editions of Mitchell's Geography contained illustrations of the building, Harvard being the only other college so illustrated.

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