Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lewis College

The college opened in the fall of 1867 in Glasgow, Missouri. There were initially 140 students and classes were held in the Lewis Library. Enrollment was open to both male and female students. Lewis College soon moved in 1869 to buildings across the street from the library that were previously used by Pritchett College. Lewis College made a final move in December, 1882 to the Lewis family mansion, Glen Eden. The institution operated for another decade, closing by 1892. Lewis Library is still operating as the community library. Glasgow is a few minutes north of I-70 in central Missouri. My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon visiting the library, walking around the downtown area, and looking out over the Missouri River.