“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Delaware in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Elliott Hall

Original Building at Ohio Wesleyan University

Elliott Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
1. Elliott Hall Marker
Inscription. Built in 1833 as a health resort named the Mansion House Hotel, Elliott Hall is noted as Ohio's oldest collegiate Greek Revival building. The closure of the Bank of the United States and an economic panic in 1837 created nation-wide financial difficulties, which led to the decline of the luxury resort. Under the leadership of Reverend Adam Poe, minister of William Street Methodist Church, the citizens of Delaware purchased the building for the establishment of a Methodist college for men. Ohio Wesleyan University was chartered on March 7, 1842, and the founding building was named for Dr. Charles Elliott, Ohio Conference leader who helped examine the site and establish the university. In 1877, Ohio Wesleyan University and the Ohio Wesleyan Female College merged into a co-educational institution. Elliott Hall was moved to its present location in 1892 when University Hall was built.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Ohio Wesleyan University, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 17.759′ N, 83° 3.974′ W. Marker
Elliott Hall Marker (on building) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
2. Elliott Hall Marker (on building)
is in Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from University Way. Click for map. Marker is in front of Elliott Hall on the Ohio Wesleyan University. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware OH 43015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherry, Judge, Luckett Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); University Hall and Gray Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley Branch Rickey (about 300 feet away); The Sulphur Spring (about 400 feet away); 1897 Memorial Tree (about 400 feet away); Site of the First Ohio State Football Game (about 400 feet away); Eddy, Kroener, and Riesz Memorial (about 400 feet away); Edwards Gymnasium / Home of High School Basketball Tournaments (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Delaware.
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
3. Elliott Hall and Markers
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