Saturday, May 25, 2013

Whitworth Campus, Circa Late 1800s, Early 1900s

From the LLF Library Collection
A westbound view of Cherokee Street not often seen ... The spire in the background is most likely that of the first First Methodist Church.  The twin buildings in the foreground were likely designed by Capt. A.E. Moreton, a young Baltimore architect who, through sheer serendipity, met the college's founder on a northbound train in 1859, disembarked in Brookhaven and never looked back.

An earlier post showed an eastbound view of Cherokee Street from this approximate time period.  To view that photo, showing downtown buildings and the townspeople ready for a parade, please click on this link.

1 comment:

  1. I went to Whitworth for three years and have fond memories of it.