The Pacific Theological Seminary was established in 1869, and moved from San Francisco in 1871 to Oakland1. It was next door to the Hopkins Academy on Academy Hill across from 34th Street in Oakland. Offered was a full course of study and an English course, each of which was three years. The seminary accepted students from any evangelical denomination. The school year began on September 1 st and ended May 12.
The Pacific Theological Seminary is the earliest school in Oakland established to train students for a profession.1
In 1887 the faculty consisted of Rev. Dr. J. A. Benton, Rev. Dr. I. E. Dwinelle, and Rev. Dr. G. Mooar.
(building once housing PTS)
In 1901, the Pacific Theological Seminary moved from Oakland to Berkeley, and changed its name to the Pacific School of Religion.1
References and Links
1. Oakland, 1852-1938 : some phases of the social, political and economic history of Oakland, California. Editors, Edgar J. Hinkel, William E. McCann ; published by the Oakland Public Library as a report of official project no. 465-03-3-337, conducted under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration, 1939.