Color postcard (14 x 8.5 cm) with a view of Creighton University building, located at 25th & California Streets, Omaha, Nebraska. It is a large four story brick building with a bell tower rising from the central section of the building. In the rear is St. John's Catholic Church. In the front are large trees in leaf and paved sidewalks. The reverse is postmarked September 18, 1911 over a one cent postage stamp featuring the profile of Benjamin Franklin. The card is addressed to Miss Isabelle Meadville, Hardy, Neb., and includes a handwritten message.
Creighton University was established in 1878 by Edward and John Creighton. Edward was an Omaha pioneer who wanted to found a free college for young men. The central part of the building with the bell tower seen here was the first Creighton College building which opened for classes on September 2, 1878. It later became the College of Arts and Sciences. The south wing on the left was added in 1889, the extension to the south wing and the north wing were both added in 1902. St. John's Catholic Church was built in 1888. Upon Edward Creighton's sudden death on November 5, 1874, his fortune passed to his wife, Mary Lucretia, who made a $250,000 provision from his will to found the university. Source: Wakeley, Arthur. Omaha: The Gate City and Douglas County Nebraska, Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, c1917, p. 290 and M. P. Dowling, S. J. Creighton University: Reminiscences of the First Twenty-Five Years, Omaha: Burkley Printing Co., 1903.
6 oclock monday eve. Dear Friend: Received your card was wellcome indeed. Oh. I guess no one is kissing her now but dont know as I have not heard from Peru yet I have to work pretty hard as all the rest of the class are older and there are 60 in all. but say I wonder if you would like some music as we can get the latest. Well must close and go to supper and then get my lessons. [unreadable] soon. yours, GCD 1822 Capitol Ave