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Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway

 
 
Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
1. Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway Marker
Inscription. The Ohio University Alumni Gate was built with funds contributed by many alumni, with the original intent of honoring the class of 1815, which was the first graduating class. The largest contribution, however, came from Edward C. Berry, a black man who owned Athens' largest and grandest hotel - the Hotel Berry on North Court Street. He wanted to honor John Newton Templeton, the first black graduate and a member of the class of 1828. Other major contributions came from Mary Boise Hurt of Indianapolis, who contributed in honor of her father, Augustin Boyce, class of 1869, and from the grandchildren of Thomas Ewing, the first graduate of Ohio University in 1815.
 
Erected by Ohio University Alumni and Friends.
 
Location. 39° 19.643′ N, 82° 6.068′ W. Marker is in Athens, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Union Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens OH 45701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio University (a few steps from this marker); Student Voices (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
2. Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway
Looking southeast into college green. The post marker is behind the gates' leftmost column.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Kissing Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Elms (about 400 feet away); Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors (about 500 feet away); Manasseh Cutler Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
 
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Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 4, 2009
3. Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway Marker
Presented by the Ohio University Alumni commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of the first graduation in the “Old Northwest” 1815
The Alumni Gateway is front and center, with the S&S monument to the left. Photo, Click for full size
circa 1930
4. The Alumni Gateway is front and center, with the S&S monument to the left.
 
 
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