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Asbury College, 1940

Posted on August 1, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Aerial view of Asbury College in Wilmore in Jessamine County, 1940. At the time of this photo, enrolment was just above 500. Today, the four-year, multi-denominational institution in Jessamine County teaches about 1,800 studnts. It was renamed Asbury University in 2010. The building in the middle with the white dome is the Hager Administration Building. Running left to right across the bottom of the photo is North Lexington Avenue. Sister school, Asbury Theological Seminary, seperated from the college because of accreditation requirements around the time of this photo. Some of its buildings can bee seen along the bottom of the picture. Herald-Leader file photo

An aerial view of Asbury College in Wilmore, 1940. At that time, enrollment was slightly more than 500. Today, the four-year, multi-denominational institution in Jessamine County has about 1,800 students. It was renamed Asbury University in 2010. The building in the middle with the white dome is the Hager Administration Building. Running across the bottom of the photo is North Lexington Avenue. A sister school, Asbury Theological Seminary, separated from the college because of accreditation requirements about the time of this photo. Some of its buildings can bee seen along the bottom of the picture. Click on the image for a closer look. Click here to see another view of the campus in 1951. Herald-Leader file photo

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