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    • 1886 Ariel View of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    • Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Cedar Rapids (Iowa)--Aerial views
    • This is an 1868 ariel view of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can see Parsons Seminary (predecessor of Coe College) in the upper left hand corner of the city.
    • Addison Daniels

    • Daniels, Addison, 1813-1883; Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century.
    • Addison Daniels located in Marion, Iowa in 1840. Although not a resident of Cedar Rapids, he did have extensive interests in the city. He served as the Marion postmaster and the first Recorder of Linn County in 1841. His contributions come to Coe...
    • Armstrong-Douglas Halls

    • Colleges & Universities; Iowa -- Cedar Rapids -- Coe College; Residential Building; Dormitory
    • Armstrong and Douglas Halls are two identical dormitories which share a main lobby and entrance. Armstrong is dedicated to first-year students and both buildings house men and women by alternating floors. The halls are named for Samuel C....
    • Clark Racquet Center

    • Colleges & Universities; Iowa -- Cedar Rapids -- Coe College; Athletic Facility; Sports & Recreation
    • Clark Racquet Center is an athletic facility which features four racquetball courts, two squash courts, a weight room, and a four-lane, 200 meter indoor track. It was built in 1989 funded with the help of K. Raymond Clark.
    • Coe Donation

    • Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Deeds.
    • This document outlines the conditional donation to Cedar Rapids Colligate Institute from Daniel Coe.
    • Daniel Coe

    • Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Coe, Daniel, 1794-1872.
    • Daniel Coe was the first substantial financial donor to the college. It was his donation of $1500.00 that secured the purchase of the Coe "80 acres" of which the college still stands on today.
    • Deed from John Ely to Williston Jones

    • Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Deeds.
    • This is a deed filed on July 25, 1850 at 3 o'clock PM in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. This document is the sale of the deceased Alexander L. Ely's land in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. John F. Ely, the administrator of the estate, sold the land to...
    • Dows Fine Arts Center

    • Colleges & Universities; Iowa -- Cedar Rapids -- Coe College; Academic Building; Art; Theater
    • Dows Fine Arts Center houses Coe College's Art and Theatre Departments. The building includes art classrooms, two small theaters, and a Macintosh lab.
    • Eby Field House

    • Colleges & Universities; Iowa -- Cedar Rapids -- Coe College; Athletic Facility; Gymnasium; Sports & Recreation
    • Eby Field House is the center of Coe College athletics and provides a variety of facilities for competition and intramural use. The Field House is named for Coach Moray Eby, professor of physical education 1941-1943.
    • George Douglas Sr.

    • Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Douglas, George Sr., 1817-1884; Quaker Oats Company--History.
    • George Douglas Sr. was an Original Trustee of Coe Collegiate Institute. Along with his commitment to the college he is most known for his contributions to the City of Cedar Rapids. He was engaged in railroad construction, which brought him to Cedar...
    • George Greene

    • Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Greene, George, 1817-1880.
    • Judge George Greene served as the first president of the board of trustees of Cedar Rapids Collegiate Institute, then Parsons Seminary in 1866, followed by Coe Collegiate Institute in 1875. It wasn't until 1877 that he resigned because of poor...
    • George R. Carroll

    • Carroll, George R., 1831-1895; Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century.
    • George R. Carroll was the first student of the college. It was his desire to train for a life in the Ministry that caused Reverend Williston Jones to create the "Williston Jones School" (otherwise known as "the school of the Prophets") in 1851. It...
    • Greene Hall

    • Colleges & Universities; Iowa -- Cedar Rapids -- Coe College; Residential Building; Dormitory
    • Greene Hall is Coe's only all-male residence living hall. Greene was built in in 1938 as an architectural mate to the all-female building, Voorhees Hall.
    • Isaac Cook

    • Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Cook, Isaac, 1819-1878.
    • Judge Isaac Cook was a member of the Official Board of Coe Collegiate Institute. He came to Cedar Rapids in the spring of 1849 where he practiced law and surveying for the city. He was the first permanent lawyer of the city and in 1850 he became...
    • John C. Brokesmit

    • Brokesmit, John C., 1825-1907; Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century.
    • John C. Brokesmit was involved with the establishment of the college for 30 years. First he served as a Trustee, and during the years of Coe Collegiate Institute and Coe College he served as treasurer. Brokesmit came to Cedar Rapids in 1871 where...
    • John L. Shearer

    • Cedar Rapids (Iowa); Coe College -- History -- 19th century; Shearer, John L., 1804-1859.
    • John L. Shearer was a faithful member of the Board of Directors of Cedar Rapids Collegiate Institute. He came to "Rapids City" in 1842 and was reputedly the first family to permanently settle within the original town. He served as the first Justice...

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