Willoughby in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Four Institutions of Learning
This tablet commemorates four institutions of learning previously occupying this site. The Willoughby Medical College was founded in 1834 and closed in 1846. The building was then remodeled and used by the Willoughby Female Seminary from 1847 until its destruction by fire in 1856. The Willoughby Collegiate Institute incorporated in 1859 existed until 1868, when the name was changed to the Willoughby College, which continued until 1882. The building was occupied jointly by the college and the Willoughby High School from 1876 to 1882 and subsequently by the high school until it was razed in April, 1915, to make place for the present edifice.
Location. 41° 38.298′ N, 81° 24.421′ W. Marker is in Willoughby, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is on Euclid Avenue (U.S. 20) near River Road (Ohio Route 174), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is immediately south of Wes Point Park (the public square). Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Public Square, Willoughby OH 44094, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Willoughby University of Lake Erie Medical College 1834-1847 (within shouting distance of this marker); Willoughby Veterans Memorial (about 300 Willoughby Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away); A. Y. Austin Post 74, G.A.R. Memorial (about 400 feet away); Airborne Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kirtland Temple (approx. 2½ miles away); Front Porch Campaign (approx. 3.4 miles away); Campaign Office (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willoughby.
Regarding Four Institutions of Learning. The building remains in education as part of the Willoughby-Eastlake Technical Center campus. It also houses the Indian Museum of Lake County, Ohio.
Also see . . .
1. History of Willoughby, Ohio. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Willoughby-Eastlake Technical Center. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of the Indian Museum of Lake County, Ohio. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Education • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.