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Fred Lynch

St. Vincent's College aerial in 1981

Posted Monday, September 11, 2017, at 12:00 AM

The former St. Vincent's College and Seminary site, now the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University, is seen in this aerial photo taken in 1981. Notice the basketball gymnasium, below, and handball court, upper left. Both no longer exist. The college was founded by the Congregation of the Mission, also known as the Vincentians, and chartered by the state of Missouri in 1843. After 1979, the site was converted to an Evangelization Center which continued until 1989. The property was put up for sale and eventually sold to the university in 1998. The gymnasium was razed in 2005 for the site of a new performance hall. (Fred Lynch photo)


Read about the history of St. Vincent's College in this previous blog:

St. Vincent's College

Read about the handball court in this blog by James Baughn:

Cape Girardeau might have the nation's oldest handball court

See photos of the handball court with commentary in this blog by Ken Steinhoff:

We Lost the Handball Court


River Campus turns 10: Vision persisted despite many hurdles

Photo gallery: River Campus - Ten Years

The St. Vincent's College handball wall leaves little impression on students

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