Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway

Ohio University 1915 Alumni Gateway (HMA49)

Location: Athens, OH 45701 Athens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.643', W 82° 6.068'

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The Ohio University Alumni Gate was built with funds contributed by many alumni, with the original intent of honoring the class of 1815, which was the first graduating class. The largest contribution, however, came from Edward C. Berry, a black man who owned Athens' largest and grandest hotel - the Hotel Berry on North Court Street. He wanted to honor John Newton Templeton, the first black graduate and a member of the class of 1828. Other major contributions came from Mary Boise Hurt of Indianapolis, who contributed in honor of her father, Augustin Boyce, class of 1869, and from the grandchildren of Thomas Ewing, the first graduate of Ohio University in 1815.
HM NumberHMA49
Placed ByOhio University Alumni and Friends
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 405090 N 4353685
Decimal Degrees39.32738333, -82.10113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.643', W 82° 6.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 38.58" N, 82° 6' 4.08" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-31 E Union St, Athens OH 45701, US
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