1880 Washington Ave. ● 660-259-2221 ● www.wma.edu
Wentworth Military Academy & College was founded in 1880 and named by banker and benefactor Stephen G. Wentworth in honor of his deceased son. Wentworth is one of nation's oldest and most respected military schools, offering high school and college degrees. A military history museum is located on the campus in Groendyke Hall. Tours are available by appointment.
Currently, Wentworth has more than 200 boarding students and total enrollment of more than 1,000, including day and part-time students.
On the north side of Washington Street running through the campus is the Administration Building, originally a house that was partially burned during the battle. The Red Dragon sculpture in front is the Wentworth mascot. In front of Groendyke Hall is a monument to a Missouri State Guard battery located here during the battle. The Doughboy Statue honors cadets killed in World War I. Continuing east are Sellers Hall, the Chapel, and the Academic Building. The helicopter is a Viet Nam War memorial. The President’s Residence is an 1830s Greek Revival house. Across the street past Tillotson Barracks is Norma Maring Alumni Hall. It is a Romanesque brick home with tower and decorative chimney. The house at the corner was burned down during the battle but was later rebuilt in the new Italianate style. The homes down the street are 18th Century houses that are now owned and used by the school.
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