Owing to the plain and austere atmosphere of early Oberlin, much of the village architecture can be appreciated only through a knowledge of the peculiar local past. In contrast, the college campus offers a vivid record of architectural eclecticism from the 1880s to the present. This guide to town and college explains the distinction of both.
The author, a historian on the faculty of Oberlin College, launched his research for this book fifteen years ago. It is based on primary evidence drawn from local archives, courthouse records, and the testimony of the buildings themselves.
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Number of pages: 150
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 222 x 146 x 17 mm