Judson College campus among world’s most beautiful, according to Christian Universities Onlinecomment (0)
June 5, 2014
Judson College’s campus is among the most beautiful in the world, according to Christian Universities Online.
The April edition of Christian Universities Online, the Web-based guide to Christian schools of higher education, reports Judson has one of the 50 most beautiful Christian college and university campuses in the world.
“Elegant Jewett Hall — the heart of Judson College’s ... campus — has had the misfortune of burning down twice. The original Greek Revival-style building dates back to 1840 but succumbed to fire in 1888, while the structure built in its place was struck by lightning in 1947; the subsequent reconstruction was completed in 1951, and this version still stands to this day,” Christian Universities Online stated.
Further the online guide points out that Judson has the honor of being the only women’s college in Alabama and is the fifth-oldest women’s college in the country. The Alabama Baptist Convention-affiliated school owes its 1838 founding to members of Siloam Baptist Church, Marion.
“Today, Judson’s beautiful, rural 80-acre campus is an educational hub for its small undergraduate student body of nearly 400,” Christian Universities Online said.