Jennings House

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Photo of Jennings House at Ohio University

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North Green

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Jennings House is located in the North Green, coordinates I-3 on the campus map. It is marked as #50 on the map.

Jennings House houses the College of Fine Arts.


Jennings House was built in 1854 for Johnson Welch. Several families occupied the house until it was sold to the Omega Beta Pi Fraternity in 1925. Ohio University purchased the house in 1929 and after renovations were completed it became the Home Management House and was used for the Home Economics department. When they relocated, the house stood empty for many years, until it was renovated in 1984 and the College of Fine Arts moved in.

Charles Edward Montgomery Jennings

Jennings House is named in honor of C.E. M. Jennings. He was born in Catawissa, PA, and raised in Ohio. At the age of 15, he started working for the Lancaster Gazette learning the trade of a printer. He was editor of the Hocking Valley Republican, and chief clerk to the Provost Marshal-General of Ohio. In 1868 he purchased the Athens Messenger and ran it until 1896.


54 E. Union St., Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

The North Green

The North Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

North Green has one residence hall, Voigt Hall. Notable buildings on this green include Hudson Health Center, Glidden Hall, Hudson Health Center and Schoonover Center.

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