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Mount Vernon in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lakeholm Administration Building

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

 
 
Lakeholm Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
1. Lakeholm Administration Building Marker
Inscription. Lakeholm was built as the home of Columbus Delano while serving as Secretary of the Interior under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1875. Delano (1809-1896) came to Mount Vernon in 1817, attended public schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1831. In addition to practicing law in Mount Vernon and serving as the Prosecuting Attorney of Knox County, Delano was a farmer, mill owner, and politician. Lakeholm, originally part of a 300-acre farm, contains many of its original rooms and Italianate features. In 1966, 209 acres of the farm were acquired for the establishment of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College. The house served as offices, meeting rooms, and classrooms. In 2002, the college became a university and continues to use Lakeholm for administrative offices. Historic Lakeholm is a focal point on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus and a symbol of the institution's ties with the Mount Vernon community.
 
Erected 2003 by Mount Vernon Nazarene University and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.279′ N, 82° 28.405′ 
Lakeholm Administration Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
2. Lakeholm Administration Building and Marker
W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is on Martinsburg Road (Ohio Route 586) 0.2 miles south of Ames Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is south of the R. R. Hodges Chapel, on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon OH 43050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Indian Fields (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings (approx. 1.4 miles away); Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mary Ann Ball (approx. 1.7 miles away); Vallandigham's Speech, 1863 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mt. Vernon (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mount Vernon Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
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Lakeholm Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
3. Lakeholm Administration Building
Lakeholm Administration Building Fountain "Living Stones" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 16, 2008
4. Lakeholm Administration Building Fountain "Living Stones"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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