Baldwin University

Baldwin University (HM1R5)

Location: Berea, OH 44017 Cuyahoga County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 22.413', W 81° 51.169'

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In 1845, Baldwin Institute, one of the first schools in the area open to all students regardless of gender, race, or creed, was chartered. The wealth generated by the sandstone and grindstone industries of Berea allowed John Baldwin to found the school. Ten years later, officials rechartered the school and renamed it Baldwin University. By the 1880's, the expanding quarries began to encroach on the original campus of the university, forcing it to relocate. In 1891, ground was broken for the new campus at the corner of Front Street and Bagley Road. Recitation Hall, renamed Wheeler Hall, was the first new building, followed by the Philura Gould Baldwin Memorial Library in 1894. In 1905, through the funding of the Carnegie Foundation, the Ladies Hall, renamed Carnegie Hall, was moved stone by stone to the new campus to serve as the science building. Baldwin University merged with German-Wallace College in 1913 to become Baldwin-Wallace College.
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HM NumberHM1R5
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
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Marker Number61-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByBaldwin-Wallace College, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 428682 N 4580576
Decimal Degrees41.37355000, -81.85281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 22.413', W 81° 51.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 22' 24.78" N, 81° 51' 10.14" W
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Area Code(s)440, 216
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 286-328 OH-237, Berea OH 44017, US
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