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Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio
County of Lorain.
380 Mahoning Avenue, NW
National Register Number: 66000615
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Education - college. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-13 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: College.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
Founded in 1833, Oberlin Collegiate Institute developed into a socially and politically influential college during the years immediately preceding the Civil War. Oberlin made the education of Blacks and women a matter of institutional policy. The admittance of four women in 1837 marked the beginning of coeducation on the collegiate level in the United States; free Blacks were admitted on the same basis as whites.

There are no threats to the landmark.

Development plans at the college may have the potential to impact the NHL but nothing specific to report this year.

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