Old Sem

Photo of building known as Old Sem at Cornell College

Old Sem at Cornell College @1853. Photo 2017

In the summer of 1852 work was begun on Old Sem. Henry Albright was the mason, yet it was a community project. Everyone willing to help was put to work carrying hods for the masons, hauling sand from the Cedar River. The building was finished in 1853 at the cost of $15,000.