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Granville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

College Town House

1855

 
 
College Town House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 12, 2022
1. College Town House Marker
Inscription.  
Built for Dr. William P. Kerr, principal of the Granville Female
College from 1854-1872. Owned by Sigma Chi and used for the
fraternity from 1899 to 1929. Purchased by Sigma Chi member
and Denison class of 1911 graduate William P. Huffman and gifted
to his alma mater in 1944 as a shared community space for
Denison and Granville.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 40° 4.075′ N, 82° 30.925′ W. Marker is in Granville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on East Broadway just west of North Granger Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the south/front grounds of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 334 East Broadway, Granville OH 43023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Robbins Hunter Museum Avery-Downer House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granville's Broadway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Granville's Earliest Residents
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Granville's Welsh Hills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bank of the Alexandrian Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site, "The most eligible part" (approx. ¼ mile away); Granville Opera House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granville.
 
Also see . . .  College Town House.
Originally built a a residence, the College Town House now serves as event and meeting spaces for campus and community groups. The house was bought by Sigma Chi in 1899 and used for the fraternity until 1929 when the new Sigma Chi house was built on Fraternity Row. William P. Huffman, class of 1911, then bought the house and presented it as a gift to the college in 1944. Huffman intended the house to promote good relations between the town and college and to be used by both.
(Submitted on September 21, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
College Town House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 12, 2022
2. College Town House Marker
(looking north from East Broadway)
College Town House (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 12, 2022
3. College Town House (southwest elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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