“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Aledo in Mercer County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Campus Today

The Campus Today Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 13, 2021
1. The Campus Today Marker
Inscription.  The William and Vashti College/Roosevelt Military Academy campus was sold at auction in 1977 and passed into private hands. The academic building was razed to make room for the Vashti Village housing complex. Niles Hall and the Boys Dormitory/North Barracks were demolished in 2017 after many years of standing vacant and neglected. Though the physical campus no longer stands, the spirit of these institution lives on.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
Location. 41° 12.404′ N, 90° 45.29′ W. Marker is in Aledo, Illinois, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest 6th Street and Northwest 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Northwest 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 NW 6th St, Aledo IL 61231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roosevelt Military Academy (here, next to this marker); In the beginning (here, next to this marker); The Slab (a few steps from this marker); Niles Hall / Transition
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(a few steps from this marker); Illinois Millitary School (a few steps from this marker); William and Vashti College (a few steps from this marker); The Roosevelt Oak (a few steps from this marker); Last Roll Call (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aledo.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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