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Berea in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lyceum Square

 
 
Lyceum Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, November 3, 2007
1. Lyceum Square Marker
Inscription. On this site the Lyceum Village and the Berea Seminary were established in 1837 by John Baldwin, Jame Giruth, Henry O. Sheldon, and Josiah Holbrook. Their vision was to create the first in a connected series of Lyceum Villages. The Villages were designed especially to assist in the education of teachers, promote “scientific” exchanges over the world and thus encourage the study of the works and word of God, and cultivate the spirit of “peace on earth and good will to men.” The community, however, declined and in 1842, John Baldwin assumed the indebtedness of $15,000. James Wallace acquired the area. It was owned by the Methodist Children’s Home in the 1860’s and then sold to German Wallace College in 1866, becoming the original German Wallace College Campus.
 
Erected 2001 by Baldwin-Wallace College, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 22.078′ N, 81° 51.088′ W. Marker is in Berea, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Seminary Street ¼ mile north of Church Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berea OH 44017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Baldwin - Wallace College, Memorial Building Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, November 3, 2007
2. Baldwin - Wallace College, Memorial Building
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Congregational United Church of Christ of Berea (a few steps from this marker); The Berea Triangle (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berea Sandstone Quarries (approx. 0.2 miles away); The “Big Quarry” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berea District Seven School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Berea Union Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Ark (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Berea.
 
Regarding Lyceum Square. The Methodist Children’s Home still exist and is the subject of another historic marker.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAbolition & Underground RREducationNotable Persons
 
Memorial Chapel Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, November 3, 2007
3. Memorial Chapel
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,543 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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