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Crawford Hall

Location and Current Use

Crawford Hall is located in the South Green, at coordinates J-6 on the campus map. It is marked as # 71 on the map.

Crawford hall is a residence hall.

Residence Services provides more detailed information on line.

History of Building

Built in 1967 and dedicated in May, 1968, the four-story residence hall originally housed 272 female students.

Andrew J. Crawford

Crawford Hall is named in honor of Andrew J. Crawford. He was born in Perry County, near New Straitsville, OH, in 1862. He read medicine with Dr. H. C. Allen, then attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now known as Johns Hopkins University). He was a family physician practicing in Glouster, OH, for many years. He was a member of the Ohio Legislature. When in office, he introduced legislation for Workman's Compensation and also for the eight hour work day of state employees. He was instrumental in obtaining funds for Ohio University for Ellis Hall, the former Boyd Hall, and the Women's gymnasium. He was the author of the Pure Food Act and the Pure Drug Act.

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