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Washington Historic Sites

  • Northwest, Bellingham, WA
  • Emmanuel, Mount Vernon, WA
  • Ballard Baptist, Seattle, WA
  • Central Baptist, Tacoma, WA
  • Adelphia College

Historic Churches

Northwest, Bellingham, WA

Emmanuel, Mount Vernon, WA

Ballard Baptist, Seattle, WA

Central Baptist, Tacoma, WA

Educational Sites

Adelphia College

Historic Significance:
In 1905, the same year as the establishment of Bethel Academy in St. Paul,  Swedish Baptist business men in Seattle established a school which they called Adelphia College. Their dream envisioned an academy, a four year college, a school of theology and a commercial department. They were able to launch the academy and the commercial department under the leadership of Emanuel Schmidt. Two buildings were built on a site facing Lake Union. They had a good enrollment and a well-equipped faculty and carried on their program until they fell on financial hard times and disbanded in 1918. Emanuel Schmidt and his library crossed the country and joined Bethel in St. Paul., MN