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Rochester in Fulton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

History of Rochester College

 
 
History of Rochester College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
1. History of Rochester College Marker
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Inscription. In 1893 a public spirited group of businessmen and educators decided that Rochester, Indiana, was a strategic location for a Normal College. Those who spearheaded the promotion were Dr. W. S. Shafer, Prof. George Suman and Prof. W. H. Banta. The institution site was at the south end of College Avenue. The corner stone was laid June 27 and the building dedicated November 29, 1895. It was constructed of brick and stone, of Norman design. It consisted of a full basement and three floors, which accommodated 400 students. Prof. Banta was the first President. In 1908 Prof. F. A. Herrington succeeded him. Miss Flo Delp was long time secretary. The College closed its doors in 1912 because of financial problems.
 
Erected 1970 by Rochester Ciokllege Alumni, Fulton County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 3.907′ N, 86° 12.945′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and East 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the South/West corner of lawn at the Fulton County Courthouse in Rochester, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester IN 46975, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
Full View - - History of Rochester College Marker & College Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
2. Full View - - History of Rochester College Marker & College Corner Stone
, measured as the crow flies. Potawatomi "Trail of Death" (a few steps from this marker); Honor Roll - Fulton County Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); W. W. I War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward J. Fansler Pathways (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Indian Village Chippewa-Nung (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Categories. Education
 
Rochester College - - Corner Stone - laid June 27, 1895 image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
3. Rochester College - - Corner Stone - laid June 27, 1895
Looking North/East - - History of Rochester College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
4. Looking North/East - - History of Rochester College Marker
Looking North - - History of Rochester College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
5. Looking North - - History of Rochester College Marker
South Side - - Fulton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
6. South Side - - Fulton County Courthouse
The marker is out of the photo - to the left.
North/East Corner - - Fulton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
7. North/East Corner - - Fulton County Courthouse
South/East Corner - - Fulton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
8. South/East Corner - - Fulton County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 9, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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