Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; built works - religious structures

Designers: Stone, Edward Durrell and Associates (firm); Edward Durell Stone (architect)

Dates: constructed 1963

1325 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-3154

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The origins of the Claremont School of Theology go back to the foundation of the Maclay School of Theology in 1885. Charles Maclay (1822 or 1823-1890), a prominent Methodist minister and state politician, established his school in San Fernando, CA. After Maclay's death, the school's Board of Directors voted to align itself with the University of Southern California (USC), where two of Maclay's nephews were leaders, one a Trustee, the other its second president. The Maclay School remained affiliated with USC until 1956, when it decided on setting its own direction in a new site, a tract in Claremont, CA. Internationally known architect Edward Durrell Stone (1902-1978) provided the designs for the new institution renamed the "Claremont School of Theology."

Tel: 909.447.2500 (2012); the Claremont School of Theology was located on a property just west of Harvey Mudd College on East Foothill Boulevard.

PCAD id: 17942