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True House


Location and Current Use

True House is located in the South Green, at coordinates K-7 on the campus map. It is marked as # 132 on the map.

True House is a residence hall.

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History of Building

True House was built in 1970 and used as a residence hall for students. It was originally known as South Green building number 11.


Josiah True

True House was named in honor of Josiah True. A native of Milford, NH, he came to Ohio in 1798. He was founder of the "Coon-skin Library" established in Amesville as the Western Library Association. He was elected "overseer of the Poor" and served as a township trustee and justice of the peace. He was one of the founders of the Dover Library Association incorporated by the Ohio Legislature in 1830.

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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/true.html) on April 26, 2013.
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