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    • First Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis, 1887

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Academic buildings; College campuses; Alverno campus; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent; Motherhouses; Milwaukee Motherhouse of...
    • The first Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph Convent, was erected in 1887. It was built to house St. Joseph Normal School, one of the three predecessor institutions that merged to form Alverno College. Until...
    • Milwaukee Motherhouse after fire, 1890

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Academic buildings; College campuses; Alverno campus; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent; School Sisters of Saint Francis;...
    • The first Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph Convent, was erected in 1887. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire on March 31, 1890 (Holy Monday). Until 1953, Alverno's campus was at the Motherhouse.
    • The Music Wing of the Milwaukee Motherhouse (Saint Joseph Convent), ca. 1940-1949

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Monastic and religious life of women--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Music; Music education; Schools of music; Saint Joseph Convent Conversatory of Music; Alverno College of...
    • The Music Wing at the Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis (St. Joseph Convent) was used for music lessons until the new Alverno College campus was opened in 1953.
    • Second Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Women's higher education; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; School Sisters of Saint Francis; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent; College campuses; Alverno campus; Academic buildings;...
    • The first Milwaukee Motherhouse of the School Sisters of St. Francis, St. Joseph Convent, was erected in 1887. It was destroyed by fire on March 31, 1890 (Holy Monday). The second, rebuilt motherhouse, was dedicated on Saturday, May 2, 1891. Until...
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing, on the grounds of Saint Joseph Convent

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Schools of nursing; Sacred Heart School of Nursing; Sanitariums; Sacred Heart Sanitarium; Convents; Saint Joseph Convent;...
    • Sacred Heart School of Nursing was started in 1930, with Sister M. Christopher McGuire as the founding director. The school was housed in the Sacred Heart Sanitarium building on the grounds of St. Joseph Convent from its beginnings in 1930 until...
    • Campbellsport Motherhouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis, 1874

    • Universities and colleges--History; Women's colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Women's higher education; Motherhouses; Campbellsport Mothershouse of the School Sisters of Saint Francis; Academic buildings; College campuses; Alverno...
    • This print appeared in the "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin," 1874. Depicted is the Congregation of the School Sisters of St. Francis, which was founded on April 28, 1874, in the mid-Wisconsin town of New Cassel, later...
    • President's residence, Milwaukee, WI campus

    • College presidents-Dwellings-Wisconsin; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; College buildings-Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Milwaukee (Wis.)-Buildings, structures, etc.
    • President's residence, built on the Milwaukee campus around 1896 for then president Rev. Max Albrecht.
    • Barth, G. Christian

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor G. Christian Barth served as third president of Concordia College from 1921-1934. He was the first American born president of the college, born in Wisconsin in 1883. Barth served parishes in Nebraska and Missouri after graduating from...
    • Loeber, Christopher H.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor Christopher H. Loeber was called as Concordia College's first full time director and president in 1885 at the age of 56. He had served as pastor at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Loeber served as Concordia's president until...
    • Rincker, Leroy C.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor Leroy C. Rincker was appointed president of Concordia College in 1935 and served until sudden death in 1953. Rincker was the first Concordia president to have come directly from the faculty ranks. He was the first Concordia president to...
    • Stuenkel, Walter W.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Rev. Walter W. Stuenkel was called as president of Concordia College in 1953 and served until 1977.
    • Dining hall

    • Cafeterias Wisconsin Milwaukee; Students Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History;
    • Students eating in the campus dining hall, located in the Refectory Building, which was completed in 1926.
    • Studying in Wunder Dormitory

    • Dormitories Wisconsin Milwaukee; Student housing Wisconsin Milwaukee; Students Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Students in a Wunder Dormitory living room, ca. 1950.
    • Tower House

    • Dwellings Wisconsin Milwaukee; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and Colleges-History;
    • The building known as the Tower House, built during the 1850's, housed the Admissions office for the Concordia campus in Milwaukee. It is still standing in the neighborhood now known as Historic Concordia.
    • Concordia College Orchestra

    • Orchestra; Musical groups; Performing groups; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Concordia College Orchestra ca.1940, assembled in front of the pipe organ in the chapel located inside Recitation Hall.
    • Concordia campus, aerial view

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • An aerial view of the Concordia campus in Milwaukee, WI, looking north. Visible Concordia buildings include Wunder Dormitory, Pritzlaff Dormitories, and the Gymnasium Building. Also visible are the track, tennis courts, and baseball field. In...
    • Rincker Library

    • Concordia College Library; Academic libraries; Library buildings; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Front entrance of Rincker Library, completed in 1942.
    • Renovation of Wunder Hall dormitory, 1924

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Wunder Hall; Student housing; Student dormitories; Construction; Renovations; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • Construction of Wunder Hall was begun in 1924 in response to the growth of enrollment during the post-war period.
    • Reading in Rincker Library

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Academic buildings; Academic libraries; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; College campuses; Concordia campus; Students; Male students
    • Students reading in Rincker Library, with windows in background.
    • Trinity School, 1880

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; College campuses; Concordia campus; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; Academic buildings
    • The basement of the Trinity School building is where Concordia College began. Classes were held in a basement room and the first students, from outside the Milwaukee area, were housed in the homes of Lutheran families.
    • Concordia student union, 1965

    • Universities and colleges--History; Lutheran universities and colleges--History; Buildings--Wisconsin--Milwaukee; College campuses; Concordia campus; Academic buildings
    • The student union as it appeared during 1965.
    • Fransican Sisters' Milwaukee convent

    • Milwaukee convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Viterbo's founders
    • The early Fransican Sisters of Perpetual Adoration emigrated from Bavaria and settled in Milwaukee, where they built their first convent in 1861, seen here in this sketch. In 1868, at the invitation of Bishop Heiss, some of the Sisters moved west...
    • Albrecht, M.J.F.

    • College presidents; College teachers; Universities and colleges, faculty; Concordia College; Universities and Colleges-History; Lutheran universities and colleges-History; Buildings Wisconsin Milwaukee;
    • Professor Max Albrecht served as the second President of Concordia College from 1893 to 1921. He was born in Germany in 1867 and graduated from the St. Louis seminary in 1883. Professor Albrecht served as pastor for several congregations before...

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