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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Original Site of Quincy College

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
1. Original Site of Quincy College Marker
Inscription.  On this corner, in 1859, the Franciscan Fathers founded St. Francis Solanus College. In September of 1860, the College was relocated on Allstynes Prairie (the present site) at 19th and College Avenue. The charter was granted by the State of Illinois in May of 1873; with the authority of conferring academic degrees. A minor seminary was added in 1875. The College was renamed Quincy College in November of 1917. This marker is a tribute to the Franciscan Fathers, who for more than a century, have conducted Quincy College as an institution of higher learning.
 
Erected 1965 by The Knights of Columbus of Quincy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 39° 55.908′ N, 91° 24.186′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is on Maine Street just east of 8th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the old Knights of Columbus building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Maine St, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
2. Original Site of Quincy College Marker
marker. Original Site of St. Peter Church (within shouting distance of this marker); World Trade Center Artifact (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ernest M. Wood Office and Studio (about 400 feet away); Lincoln's Confidante (about 500 feet away); Warm, Sincere Friendship (about 500 feet away); Augustine Tolton (about 500 feet away); St. Boniface Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); In Memory of the Potawatomi Indian "Trail of Death" (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Quincy University (formerly Quincy College) on Wikipedia. History of Quincy College, which became a university in 1993. (Submitted on May 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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