Augustana Academy

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This article is about the academy formerly operated in South Dakota. For other institutions with the same name or other uses of Augustana, see Augustana (disambiguation).
Old Main
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Old Main on the Augustana Academy campus, December 2010
Augustana Academy is located in South Dakota
Augustana Academy
Location Lawler and 2nd Sts., Canton, South Dakota
Coordinates 43°18′13″N 96°34′41″W / 43.30361°N 96.57806°W / 43.30361; -96.57806Coordinates: 43°18′13″N 96°34′41″W / 43.30361°N 96.57806°W / 43.30361; -96.57806
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 85003093 [1]
Added to NRHP December 2, 1985

Augustana Academy was an educational institution in Canton, South Dakota.

The Norwegian Augustana Synod was established in 1870. In that year, the Synod began an academy called the Marshall Academy in Marshall, Wisconsin. In 1881, the academy was moved to Beloit, Iowa, and renamed to Augustana Seminary and Academy. In 1884 the institution, now simply called Augustana College, moved from Beloit to Canton, South Dakota. It included Augustana Academy for high school students.

In 1917 the Norwegian Synod, Hauge Synod and the United Norwegian Lutheran Church in America merged to become the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America. The new synod combined Augustana College with Lutheran Normal School in Sioux Falls, some 25 miles away. The Normal School was from the Norwegian Synod. Augustana Academy, no longer a division of the college, remained in Canton. Augustana Academy closed in 1971. Since Augustana Academy closed, its records are held by Augustana College in Sioux Falls.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The History of Augustana College
  3. ^ "Archie M. Gubbrud". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Nelson, E. Clifford, and Fevold, Eugene L. The Lutheran Church among Norwegian-Americans: a history of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1960)