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Painesville in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas W. Harvey

(1821-1892)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
1. Thomas W. Harvey Marker
Inscription.  This Italianate-style house is the former home of noted educational leader Thomas W. Harvey. Here he wrote A Practical Grammar of the English Language, as well as a series of language texts and readers. First published in 1868, Harvey's Grammar was a fixture in primary schools across the Midwest for more than fifty years. As State Commissioner of Common Schools, Harvey advocated legislation that greatly increased state support of local school districts. He also served as superintendent of Painesville schools, founded the Northeastern Ohio Teachers' Association, and served as a trustee of Lake Erie Seminary (now Lake Erie College). Painesville's high school, located one block southeast, is named for him.
 
Erected 2000 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Painesville City Improvement Corporation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-43.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2018
2. Thomas W. Harvey Marker
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41° 43.35′ N, 81° 14.898′ W. Marker is in Painesville, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Mentor Avenue and Wood Street, on the right when traveling north on Mentor Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Painesville OH 44077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Carter Beard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mentor Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake County YMCA (approx. ¼ mile away); Mathews House (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward Paine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charter Oak Triangle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Casement House / General Jack and Frances Jennings Casement (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Painesville.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas W. Harvey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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