Monday, January 7, 2013

Pieces of Our Past: Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois

We continue our series presenting some of the interesting documents, artifacts and publications in our collection.

Artifact: Postcard of Concordia College [Theological Seminary], Springfield, Illinois

Date: Dedicated 31 May 1891

Significance: On 4 January 1874 the pro-seminary or academy section of the Missouri Synod’s “practical” seminary was transferred from Saint Louis to newly acquired property in Springfield, Illinois. The seminary program itself, focusing on functional rather than scholarly theology, was transferred on 1 September 1875. The postcard depicts a new classroom and dormitory building constructed in 1891.

Click here for additional information about this institution and the Springfield, Illinois, campus.

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