Crawford Hall

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Photo of the front of Crawford Hall, located on South Green

Building Type:
Residence Hall

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South Green

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Crawford Hall is located in the South Green, coordinates J-5 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.


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.


12 N. McKinley Ave., Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

The South Green

The South Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

South Green is composed of residence halls and a dining hall. Notable buildings on this green include Nelson Commons, Carr Hall, Sowle Hall and Brown Hall.

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