The Evening Tribune August, 1891
THE NEW AKELEY BUILDING
AUSPICIOUS LAYING THE
CORNER STONE THIS AFTERNOON
WITH APPROPRIATE CEREMONIES. ENGRAVING OF
BLANCHE HALL AND THE ANNEX.
Blanche Hall, Akeley Institute.
New Building, Akeley Institute.
At 1:45 this afternoon began the auspicious laying of the corner stone of the new Akeley Institute annex. A large number from the city were present and among those from abroad were Rev. Dr. Rippey, P. W. Mosher, Muskegon; A. E. Wells, St. Paulís church, Grand Rapids ; E. F. Sweet, Grand Rapids and J. W. Bancroft, Hastings.
The following is the program of the ceremonies as carried out :
Ascription, Glory to God on High." Psalm 127, read responsively. Lessons, Proverbs VIII. Apostles Creed. Prayer. Laying of stone by Van Dongen & Yonker assisted by Bishop Gillespie. Hymn, "In the name which earth and heaven." Addresses by the Bishop and Rev. J. W. Bancroft. Appropriate remarks by Edwin F. Sweet and Dr. Wilkinson, followed by the singing of Hymn 276. Blessing by the Bishop.
The list of articles placed in a box in the corner stone comprised, Catalogue of Akeley College, History of Akeley College to date, Diocesan Journal, several church papers, Grand Haven TRIBUNE, Express, Herald and Courier Journal, a prayer book, bible and the Grand Rapids Democrat.
The officers of the Institute are as follows: Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Rt. Rev. George D. Gillespie, S. T. D., Rev. J. W. Bancroft, Hon. Dwight Cutler, Treasurer, George Stickney, Cashier of Grand Haven National Bank; Chaplain, Rev. James E. Wilkinson, Ph. D; Principal Mrs. James E. Wilkinson; Trustees, Hon. H. C. Akeley, Minneapolis, Minn.; Rev. J. W. Bancroft, Hastings, Mich.; Mr. G. F. Bock, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mr. W. N. Brown, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Hon. Dwight Cutler, Grand Haven, Mich.; Rt. Rev. G. D. Gillespie, S. T. D., Grand Rapids, Mich.; Hon. N. P. Loveridge, Coldwater, Mich.; Hon. G. W. McBride, Grand Haven, Mich.; Mr. T. A. Parish, Grand Haven, Mich.; Rev. J. N. Rippey, Muskegon, Mich.; Mr. W. P. Savidge, Spring Lake, Mich.; Hon. H. F. Severens, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mr. E. F. Sweet, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mr. A. S. White, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Hon. W. B. Williams, Allegan, Mich.
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