Ohio Institution for Education of the Blind

Ohio Institution for Education of the Blind (HMB80)

Location: Columbus, OH 43215 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.564', W 82° 58.911'

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This nine acres of land was purchased by the citizens of Columbus in 1837, and deeded to the state for use as the Ohio School for the Blind. The first building, designed by N. B. Kelly and occupied in October 1839, was replaced by the current building designed by William Tinsley. Occupied on May 21, 1874, the massive four story sandstone structure, with a mansard roof, once had a tower rising three additional stories above the current height and had pointed spires on the north and south ends. Among those educated here are jazz notables "Rahsaan Roland" Kirk and Art Tatum. Directly across the street was the birth place of writer James Thurber.
HM NumberHMB80
Year Placed1992
Placed ByArts Foundation of Olde Towne and Community Quest '92 Fund
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330723 N 4425131
Decimal Degrees39.95940000, -82.98185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.564', W 82° 58.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 33.84" N, 82° 58' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)614, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 240 Parsons Ave, Columbus OH 43215, US
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