The Reverend George Darley of the Home Missionary Movement founded the Presbyterian College of the Southwest in 1883. This square, three-story frame structure with a mansard roof remains. The old Presbyterian Chapel (1895), Spruce Street between 6th and 7th streets, with its rough-faced rhyolite walls and tall, Gothic-arched, stained glass windows, has been incorporated into a new community church. The New England Protestants who built the college were not well received by Catholic Spanish-speaking locals, and the school closed in 1901.
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Presbyterian College Dormitory
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