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Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University
 
St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
1. St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Marker
Bird's Eye view of Cape Girardeau,NO (Detail) 1880 Published by Damm & Staab, St Louis, MO
 
Inscription. Terrace Park is located on the site where Father Odin of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) established St. Vincent's Male Academy in 1838, which was followed shortly thereafter by St. Vincent's Seminary. Often affectionately called "The Cape", St. Vincent's remained open as a minor seminary for high school aged boys until 1979.

Joseph Lansmann designed and constructed the original main building (1843) in the Colonial Revival style. A red brick structure with rectangular windows, jack arches and a square bell tower, it still stands. In the 1850s and 1870s, additions were made. Other outbuildings and a brick handball court (still extant) were also built.

In 1998, the property passed to Southeast Missouri State University. The University has restored the Seminary buildings, added new cultural attractions, and converted the site into the River Campus for the visual and performing arts.
 
Erected by Southeast Missouri State University.
 
Location. 37° 17.757′ N, 89° 31.223′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Aquasmi Street. Click for map. Marker is in a park on Southeast University Missouri - River Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America.
 
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St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
2. St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Marker
This marker is located to the far right under the pavilion.
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company (here, next to this marker); Cape Girardeau River Crossings (a few steps from this marker); Cape Girardeau and the Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); River Commerce (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Champion Beech Tree (about 500 feet away); Cape La Croix Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Don Louis Lorimier / El Camino Real (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old St. Vincent's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Campus Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
3. St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Campus
 
 
St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Campus Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
4. St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Campus
 
 
St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Square Bell Tower Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2012
5. St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University Square Bell Tower
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 299 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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