McGuffey Hall

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Photo of McGuffey Hall at Ohio University, located on College Green

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McGuffey Hall houses OHIO Online Offices, and Ohio Garuntee Plus.


McGuffey Hall was built in 1839 and housed students in the early 1900's, then student organizations, and finally administrative offices.
The Ohio University Trustees' meeting room and office were also in the building until they moved to Walter Hall in 2004.

William Holmes McGuffey

McGuffey Hall was named in honor of William Holmes McGuffey, the fourth president of Ohio University, serving from 1839 until 1843. He was educated at Old Stone Academy, Darlington, Pa,, and Washington College, (now Washington and Jefferson) from which he graduated with honors. He had honorary degrees of Doctor of Divinity and Laws. He was a minister, professor, and administrator. He is best known as the author of McGuffey's Eclectic Readers.


39 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

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The College Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

College Green is the center of Ohio University. Notable buildings on this green include Cutler Hall, McGuffey Hall, Wilson Hall, Alden Library and Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

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