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  • N.O. Nelson Campus

    Lewis and Clark Community College’s historic N.O. Nelson campus is located in Edwardsville, IL. The campus is named for the late N. O. Nelson, who built the complex as a factory for his plumbing fixture manufacturing business in the late 1800s. Nelson believed in more than building a successful business. Because he wanted to make sure that his employees and their children were educated and had good living conditions, he founded the Leclaire School and Leclaire Village, which are located near campus. 

    The property was deeded to Lewis and Clark Community College in 1999 and construction began in 2002 to restore and expand the original buildings. Today, the refurbished campus is home to L&C classes, including the Process Operations Technology program, and is used by Edwardsville High School. N.O. Nelson also houses the Leclaire Room, a 250-seat event space named for the historic neighborhood, and the St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab, a globally-networked fabrication lab open to students, businesses and community members alike.

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