Friday, February 18, 2011

Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, #2

A previous post noted that Pillsbury Baptist College in Owatonna, MN closed in 2008. Brian Johnson now reports that the campus is for sale.

Campus buildings were constructed between 1882 and 1914. In 1987, the campus was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The institution founded as the Minnesota Academy by the Minnesota Baptist State Convention as a college preparatory school. The name was changed to the Pillsbury Academy in 1886 in honor of one of its chief donors, the George A. Pillsbury of the First Baptist Church, Minneapolis, and onetime mayor of the city. In 1920 it was renamed the Pillsbury Military Academy. The campus served as a college prep school and a military school, the Pillsbury Military Academy, before it became Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in 1957. The bible college has been closed for over two years. The entry on Wikipedia provides more extensive details.