Dec 31



Schmucker Hall, or “Old Dorm,” as it was known to the Lutheran Theological Seminary students at the time of the battle, was finished in the summer of 1832. On the right, the Church of the Abiding Presence (Seminary chapel) was dedicated in 1942. The cornerstone for Valentine Hall, on the left, was laid in 1894. If you’re wondering if this is the same picture with which we led off yesterday’s post on sledding, it is. We like it. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.

The last couple of weeks we have been showing you images from the storm that brought 16 inches of snow to the Gettysburg area on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Today and tomorrow will be the last of the images from that event. Schmucker Hall, now home to the Adams County Historical Society, and the east slope of Seminary Ridge, are the subjects of today’s pictures.



We took the pictures of Schmucker Hall from Hay Street. We will walk along Hay Street from Buford Avenue/Chambersburg Pike… This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



…as Mathew Brady and his photography team did on July 15, 1863. It appears that Brady’s team was closer to the Seminary in 1863 than we were this month. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 1863.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing west at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing west at approximately at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing west at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing west at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing west at approximately at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing west at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 20, 2009.


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