Stanton's "Magnificent Dwelling" / Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Stanton's "Magnificent Dwelling"
Home of Two Miami University Presidents
Built by “Old Miami” University President Robert L. Stanton, D.D. (1810-1885) as his private home and president’s office, Stanton’s 1868 Italianate house faced University Square, and welcomed students and guests. The house retains its original symmetrical façade, enclosed portal, grand staircase, double parlors, parlor doors, marbleized slate mantels, and triangular bay windows. Stanton served as president from 1866-1871. Stanton’s son, Robert Brewster Stanton, MU ’71, famed civil engineer, lived here as an undergraduate. His Miami mentor, mathematics professor Robert W. McFarland (1825-1910), purchased the house in 1873. McFarland rented it while distinguishing himself at Ohio State University during Miami’s twelve-year closure, and then resided here while first president of "New Miami" (1885-1888) and until his death. McFarland’s daughter Frances and her husband Llewellyn Bonham sold the home to Miami in 1940.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) and Miami University
On November 9, 1870, woman suffrage activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented her lecture “Our Girls” in the chapel of “Old Main” where Harrison Hall stands today. She urged her audience to enlist “fathers, husbands, and brothers” in the
Erected 2015 by League of Women Voters of Oxford, W. E. Smith Family Charitable Trust, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 35- 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Civil Rights • Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
Location. 39° 30.43′ N, 84° 44.193′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of East Spring Street and Oak Street, on the left when traveling west on East Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 E Spring Street, Oxford OH 45056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Holmes McGuffey House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Holmes McGuffey (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Act of 1794Upham Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alpha Delta Phi (approx. ¼ mile away); Mother of Fraternities (approx. ¼ mile away); Percy MacKaye / "The Poet's Shack" (approx. ¼ mile away); Langstroth Cottage / Lorenzo Langstroth (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
Also see . . .
1. Robert L. Stanton. (Submitted on October 2, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Robert Brewster Stanton. (Submitted on October 2, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.