More Than Just a College

Located on a site in close proximity to the 1804 departure point of the epic Lewis and Clark expedition, Lewis and Clark Community College has a number of campus buildings, each designed to complement a remarkable architectural heritage.

Situated on the grounds of the former Monticello Female Seminary dating back to 1837, the master campus plan was designed by German architect Theodore Link in 1889. Link was also the architect of note for the historically significant St. Louis Union Station, designed in 1891 and was one of the architects for the 1904 World’s Fair.

To this day, the college continues to maintain the historic character of the campus through the harmonious use of architectural design and details on all the new structures. Set in a grove of 200-year-old trees, the campus further creates an aesthetic sense of accord and tranquility that permeates the college. A visual oasis to visitors and students alike, the grounds and buildings are an inviting backdrop to the constantly expanding academic activities of the college.

Lewis and Clark hosts a number of musical and cultural events throughout the year that are open to the general public. Many are free. Visitors can also stroll through the Monticello Sculpture Gardens on the college's historic Godfrey campus anytime.