History of Rochester College

History of Rochester College (HMNQ5)

Location: Rochester, IN 46975 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.907', W 86° 12.945'

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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.
HM NumberHMNQ5
Year Placed1970
Placed ByRochester Ciokllege Alumni, Fulton County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 565891 N 4546281
Decimal Degrees41.06511667, -86.21575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.907', W 86° 12.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 54.42" N, 86° 12' 56.70" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-154 E 9th St, Rochester IN 46975, US
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