The Methodist Conference founded Wyoming Seminary as a preparatory school, and within a few years it had completed the first buildings, Darte, Fleck, and Swetland halls, a range of sturdy brick buildings that traced the evolution of styles from Greek Revival to Italianate. These were followed by several vaguely Richardsonian Romanesque buildings: Nelson Memorial Hall by Kipp and Podmore (1887), whose tower was retained when the chapel/auditorium was demolished after the 1972 flood, and Nesbitt Hall by M. B. Houpt (1894). Adjoining the campus at Market Street and Maple Avenue is the former Kingston Presbyterian Church (c. 1907), an exuberant essay in brick and stucco by Olds and Puckey.
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