Educational Architecture in Ohio: From One-room Schools and Carnegie Libraries to Community Education Villages

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Kent State University Press, 2001 - Architecture - 318 pages
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The evolution of our institutions of learning, from one-room schoolhouses to the modern educational campuses of today, reflects both the growth of our populace and our shared cultures and traditions. Ohio offers an excellent perspective for viewing and interpreting educational architecture. The heritage of its pioneer settlers, the diversity of its immigrants, and its strategic geographic position for westward migration created a history typical of much of America. The state's educational buildings reflect this rich history and culture. Through architecture we can also follow educational changes and trends. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw dramatic changes in concepts about lifelong learning and public access to information. However, all reached the consensus that learning environments which inspire excitement among teachers and students reflect communities that support the educational mission.

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I would not purchase this book. Joyce Alig, President Mercer County Historical Society Celina, Ohio


One Academies Seminaries and Institutes
Two OneRoom Schools
Three From Graded Union Schools to OpenSpace
Four Secondary Schools
Five Colleges and Universities
Six Special Educational Institutions
Seven Libraries
Eight Museums Opera Houses and Conservatories
Appendix A Timeline of Selected Educational Highlights
AppendixB ArchitectsBuilders of Featured Buildings
Ohio Educational Sites on National Register

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Virginia E. McCormick is a retired professor of home economics at Ohio State University.

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