Monday, April 07, 2008

Elgin Offices Dedication

Tomorrow, marks the 49th anniversary of the Church of the Brethren General Office building dedication on April 8, 1959.

According to The Brethren Encyclopedia, the General Brotherhood Board began a long-range study of the church's headquarters in Elgin in 1952. Four years later in 1956 the Annual Conference "adopted with gratitude" a plan for purchasing land and construction of new facilities.

Located on 24 acres on the northeast edge of Elgin, the facilities consist of a building with an area of 97,000 square feet. The building includes office space for the staff of the General Board, BBT, ABC, Brethren Press, a chapel, and the Brethren Historical Library and Archive.