Putnam Hall

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Photo of Putnam Hall at Ohio University

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North Green

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Current Use

Putnam Hall is located in the North Green, coordinates I-3 on the campus map. It is marked as #55 on the map.

Putnam Hall houses the School of Dance.


Built in 1926, Putnam Hall originally housed the elementary school for training of teachers.

Rufus Putnam

Putnam Hall was named in honor of Rufus Putnam. He was born in Sutton, MA. He was self-educated. He was appointed Chief of Engineers by Congress. He presided over the meeting to form the Ohio Company of Associates that resulted in the founding of Ohio University. He was member of the first board of trustees at the university.


96 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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