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Emporia in Lyon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

In Commemoration of the College of Emporia

 
 
In Commemoration of the College of Emporia Markers and Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
1. In Commemoration of the College of Emporia Markers and Bell
Inscription.

Founded by the Presbyterian Synod of Kansas
1882 - 1974

This memorial was gratefully presented
to the City of Emporia, Kansas
by the C of E Alumni Association 1984

The bell hung in Stuart Hall, the first
building on the campus. After Stuart Hall
burned, the bell was mounted on a stone
memorial on the campus. For 50 years it
symbolized the dedication, love, and
loyalty the faculty and students held for C of E.

The Bell from
Stuart Hall
Destroyed Dec. 21, 1915
Mounted by
Classes of 1925 and 1928

[On the bell]
"Presented by
Major Calvin Hood
to the
College of Emporia
September 1st. A.D. 1886.
Laus Deo."
————————
Requiem [for the Bell]
Hear me, O Lord
Wrought and rung by loving hands
my peal was heard in far off lands
till we were touched by tragedy,
brought down by catastrophe
silence cloaked my destiny.

Saved by grads for all to see
proud I am now to be
their symbol for a century
of faith and service and loyalty
to the fighting spirit of C. of E.

When one day I cannot hear
voices of my grads so dear
though no longer heard from
shore to shore
I would toll for each once

In Commemoration of the College of Emporia Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
2. In Commemoration of the College of Emporia Marker
more
then stand here in silence evermore.

Walt Newland A59


 
Erected 1984 by College of Emporia Alumni Association.
 
Location. 38° 24.321′ N, 96° 10.69′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Marker is on 6th Avenue (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and bell are near the entrance to the Emporia Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East 6th Avenue, Emporia KS 66801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College of Emporia World Wars Memorial (here, next to this marker); Emporia Free Library (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Preston B. Plumb House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the "Kanzas News" (about 500 feet away); Kress Building (about 600 feet away); Emporia (about 700 feet away); William Allen White (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Timeline of Emporia State's History. (Submitted on January 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. College of Emporia History & Time Line. 1877 - The Reverend Robert Overstreet, chairman
The Bell from Stuart Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
3. The Bell from Stuart Hall Marker
of the Education Committee of the Kansas Synod, proposed locating a Presbyterian College in Emporia. United States Senator Preston Plumb of Emporia was a firm supporter. 1882 Presbyterian Synod of Kansas, meeting in Ottawa, accepted the Emporia offer of $35,000 and 38 acres of land for the establishment of a Synodical college in Emporia. Other locations considered included Salina, Peabody, and Marionů
(Submitted on February 1, 2015.) 
 
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Inscription on the College of Emporia Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
4. Inscription on the College of Emporia Bell
In Commemoration of the College of Emporia Markers & Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
5. In Commemoration of the College of Emporia Markers & Bell
Looking south toward 6th Avenue, with Emporia Public Library on right
<i>College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas.</i>: Stuart Hall image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the S,H. Kress & Co., circa 1910
6. College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas.: Stuart Hall
1886 The College of Emporia moved to its permanent location and classes began in the uncompleted Stuart Hall. The building was named after Mrs. R.V. Stuart of New York who gave $10,000 to begin its constructionů.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on February 1, 2015.
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