A historic seminary located right here in New Brunswick literally broke ground on Wednesday to begin the next phase of its almost 230-year history.
The New Brunswick Theological Seminary, founded in 1784, sits on “Holy Hill”, an elevated portion of Seminary Place near the intersection of George Street. It is the oldest Protestant seminary in the U.S., overseen by the Reformed Church in America.
On Wednesday, administration, teachers, students and alumni of the seminary gathered in the Gardner A. Sage library to celebrate the construction of a new building, projected to be completed by the fall 2014 semester.
The new 30,000 square-foot building will be situated on Seminary Place, near the intersection of College Avenue.
It will have a chapel, classrooms and offices, conference space, a lounge and courtyard for students to gather, and a 100-car parking lot.