Exploring the Stories and History of Mount Vernon, Iowa
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Cornell College’s Old Sem
“Old Sem” (sem is seminary or prep school), first building on Cornell campus (1853). Old Sem had a fourth floor (Mansard) added to original building in 1890s? The fourth floor was on not rebuilt after a fire in 1920s gutted the building (details?). There was a remodel in the 1950’s.