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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Charles Sheldon Study

1897

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
1. Charles Sheldon Study Marker
Inscription.

The Charles Sheldon Study was originally behind Sheldon's house on College Street in Topeka, Kansas. In 1897 Sheldon was the author of the internationally famous book In His Steps, from which the phrase "What Would Jesus Do?" originated. Sheldon came to Topeka in 1899 [sic - 1889] as the first minister of the Central Congregational Church located at the corner of Huntoon and Buchanan streets. A display at the church tells of his ministry and his impact on the Social Gospel Movement. His study was moved to Old Prairie Town in the mid 1980's.
 
Erected by Old Prairie Town.
 
Location. 39° 3.811′ N, 95° 41.033′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Click for map. Marker is in Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 NW Fillmore Street, Topeka KS 66606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victor Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); Mulvane General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Potwin Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Lingo Livery Stable (within shouting distance
Charles Sheldon Study and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
2. Charles Sheldon Study and Marker
of this marker); Santa Fe Caboose #1552 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pauline Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of the Pauline Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Everest Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Ward-Meade Park, Topeka KS. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Charles Monroe Sheldon Papers at Kansas Historical Society. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Charles Monroe Sheldon Biography. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Communion Hymn Poems by Charles M. Sheldon. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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