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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Neil Avenue Gate

 
 
Neil Avenue Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, November 21, 2011
1. Neil Avenue Gate Marker
Decorated with a wreath for the holidays.
Inscription. Construction of these brick columns was authorized by the Board of Trustees of the University on November 6, 1915. The columns later supported iron gates bearing the University seal, which were used to close this south entrance to the campus. Matching gates were constructed at the north entrance to the campus, on Neil Avenue at what is now Woody Hayes Drive. Of those original north and south gateways, only these two columns survive.
 
Location. 39° 59.743′ N, 83° 0.888′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Neil Avenue and West 11th Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Neil Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1698 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); Browning Amphitheatre / The Outdoor Performance Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ohio State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Ohio Union (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx.
Neil Avenue Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, November 21, 2011
2. Neil Avenue Gate Marker
Marker is located on the south face of the west column, the one nearest the camera in this east-facing photo.
0.2 miles away); Iskcon Krishna House (approx. mile away); NECKO Neighborhood / E. J. McMillen Homestead Addition (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Underground Railroad on University Land (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  The 1970 Riots. The Neil Avenue gate was where the 1970 OSU riots began. (Submitted on November 23, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
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Neil Avenue Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, November 21, 2011
3. Neil Avenue Gate Marker
The columns with Ohio State's well-known James Cancer Center rising in the background to the west.
Neil Avenue Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, November 21, 2011
4. Neil Avenue Gate Marker
Looking north along Neil Avenue toward the heart of The Ohio State University campus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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