Monday, March 24, 2014

Supporters Hope for a Museum to Preserve Leland College (LA) History

An article by Steven Ward in the March 24, 2014 issue of The Advocate [Baton Rouge, LA] focuses on Leland College and hopes for a museum to preserve the history of the institution.  The article includes a dozen current and historical images as a slideshow.

Leland was founded by Holbrook Chamberlain in the basement of Tulane Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans in 1870.  It later located to St. Charles Avenue on about ten acres of land.  The institution then moved to Baker, LA after a 1915 hurricane destroyed the campus.

The Southern University and A&M College Archives offers a photo of the college building in New Orleans and a fifteen page .pdf history of the institution.