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Diocesan Theological Institute in Cobourg

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In 1842, Bishop John Strachan founded the Diocesan Theological Institute in Cobourg, an Anglican seminary that became integrated into the University of Trinity College in Toronto in 1852. It fell under the direction of his friend and former pupil, the Reverend Alexander Neil Bethune. The Trinity College Literary Institute, one of Canada's oldest student and debating societies, began as the debating society of the Diocesan Theological Institute in the 1840s. The Institute was in existence for some eleven years and during that time over fifty young men were educated there and ordained to the ministry of the church. It was later bought by the Cobourg School Board and became a public school. It is believed that Henry Bower Lane was its architect and in Canada during this time period. Its Gothic style was altered later when it was bought by Mrs. Haskell of Chicago, in 1906, who added the second storey and back wing.

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c. 1848
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Historical Photographs
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
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Cobourg Public Library
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200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

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Diocesan Theological Institute in Cobourg