6. Union Theological Seminary

Union Theological Seminary

In a flashback to 1854, Abe meets with Joel in his office at Colu,bia University and they toast to Joel and Midge’s upcoming nuptials. The exterior establishing shot of this scene shows the Union Theological Seminary, located at 121st Street and Broadway. This seminary is the oldest independent seminary in the United States and is affiliated with Columbia University.

Founded by members of the Presbyterian Church in 1836, the seminary became the American hub of liberal Christianity in the late 19th century. Today, the school is open to people of all faiths.