It's holy ground for many Chicago Cubs baseball fans, but did you know that before Wrigley Field was built at the intersection of Clark and Addison, this was the home of Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary?
The above postcard shows Eliza Hall, the former seminary's student building, and professors' residences.
Built in 1891, the seminary was a predecessor of today's Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. In 1910, the seminary sold the property and relocated to Maywood, Ill., a Chicago suburb. The seminary moved back to the city's Hyde Park neighborhood in 1967.
According to one legend, the pitcher's mound is located on the site of the former seminary pulpit.
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