Sterling in Rice County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Built in 1887
— American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
and Reformed Historical Site
Registered by the
Presbyterian Historical Society
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites series list.
Location. 38° 13.275′ N, 98° 12.473′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Kansas, in Rice County. Marker is on Broadway (State Highway 14/96) north of Cooper Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Cooper Hall is on the Sterling College campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 West Cooper Avenue, Sterling KS 67579, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meade Post No 14 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Bulletin (approx. 0.8 miles away); The EmporiumThe Landis Hollinger Mercantile (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Monroe Apartments (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Mincer Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Santa Fe Depot (approx. one mile away); The African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
Regarding Cooper Hall. Cooper Hall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. This building is also one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvin’s seal and the site’s registry number (PHS marker location unknown).
The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:
Cooper Hall was erected in 1887 as the first building of the westernmost college of the United Presbyterian Church of North America (UPCNA). The building and college (first named Cooper Memorial College) were named for Rev. Joseph Tate Cooper (1813-86), a Pennsylvania UPCNA pastor, editor, and
Also see . . .
1. Cooper Hall National Register Nomination. (Submitted on June 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sterling College. (Submitted on June 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.