The historic postcard shows women in their long dresses gathered at the entrance of the building. Someone has marked an X on one of the windows perhaps indicating the office for where he or she worked.
|Christian Woman's Board of Missions c1915|
By the 1990s, the Disciples of Christ pulled out of Irvington provoking a small crisis as to what to do with the sprawling complex of buildings. One proposal called for knocking down all of the buildings, including the Bona Thompson Library, for condos. Stalwart Irvington neighbors rallied and found a developer to turn the site into senior citizen housing, thus saving the historic buildings for another century.
|Side entrance to Missions Building in 2013|