Front Elevation-Kilian Hall at Concordia University-Razed 2009

Front Elevation-Kilian Hall at Concordia University-Razed 2009

Detail of Kilian Hall

Detail of Kilian Hall

Oak Door with religious motifs carved by Mansbendel

Oak Door with religious motifs carved by Mansbendel

Detail of Kilian Hall door

Detail of Kilian Hall door

Example Frame

Concordia University

Architect/Builder: Harvey P Smith and Arthur Fehr
Year: 1926
Style: Spanish Revival
Areas of Significance: Art, Architecture
City: Austin

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY AT AUSTIN. In the late nineteenth century Texas Lutherans of the Missouri Synod determined to build a local school to prepare their own young men for the ministry. After three short-lived attempts to establish such a college, in New Orleans in 1883, in Giddings in 1894, and at Clifton in the early twentieth century, they succeeded after World War I with the founding in Austin of Lutheran Concordia College of Texas, the name by which the school was known until 1965, when it became Concordia Lutheran College. In 1921 the Texas district requested the Missouri Synod to establish and maintain the institution. (read more below)
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