Oberlin Heritage Center, OH Photos

The Oberlin Heritage Center, OH beside Oberlin College comprises three heritage buildings: the Italianate Monroe Home (1866), the Jewett House (1884) and the Little Red Schoolhouse (1836). The Monroe House was occupied by Civil War General Giles W. Shurtleff, leader of Ohio's first African-American Civil War regiment, and then by abolitionist James Monroe, friend of Frederick Douglass. The Schoolhouse is noted because the community defied segregation laws to admit blacks since the time it was built. The Jewett House was the home of a chemistry professor who developed methods for the production of aluminum.

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Monroe Home of Civil War General Giles W. Shurtleff, leader of Ohio's first African-American Civil War regiment, & then of abolitionist James Monroe, friend of Frederick Douglass. Oberlin, OH.Front Parlor of Monroe House with Empire sofa at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Decorative wall trim in front parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Candlestick with glass prisms in parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Monroe Home (1866) of Civil War General Giles W. Shurtleff, leader of Ohio's first African-American Civil War regiment, & then of abolitionist James Monroe, friend of Frederick Douglass. Oberlin, OH. Style: Italianate.Front Parlor of Monroe House with Empire sofa (c1860-75) at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Decorative wall trim in front parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Candlestick with glass prisms (c1890) in parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Art tile in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Back Parlor with armchairs & settee in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Convex mirror with rooster in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Corner stove & armchair Back Parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Art tile in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Back Parlor with armchairs & settee in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Convex mirror with rooster in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Corner stove & armchair Back Parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Photos of black abolitionists in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Spinette piano in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Dutch cabinet with doors that look like drawers in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.China chocolate set probably Bavarian in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Photos of black abolitionists in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Spinette piano in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Dutch cabinet (c1720) with doors that look like drawers in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.China chocolate set (c1890) probably Bavarian in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Blue transfer pitchers in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Mantle clock & sweetmeat jars on reproduction sideboard in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Stairwell in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Blue transfer pitchers in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Mantle clock (c1825) & sweetmeat jars on reproduction sideboard (c1925-40) in dining room of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Stairwell in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Ladies bedroom in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Tiger maple & cherry bedstead in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Bed with quilt in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Leather steamer trunk in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Ladies bedroom in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Tiger maple & cherry bedstead (c1836) in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Bed with quilt in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Leather steamer trunk (late 19th C) in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Steel steamer trunk in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Little Red Schoolhouse , which defied laws to be interracial from its inception, at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Little Red Schoolhouse interior at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Little Red Schoolhouse stove by Lakeside Foundry Co. of Chicago at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Steel steamer trunk (c1890) in Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Little Red Schoolhouse (1836), which defied laws to be interracial from its inception, at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Little Red Schoolhouse interior at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Little Red Schoolhouse stove by Lakeside Foundry Co. of Chicago at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Portrait of George Washington in Little Red Schoolhouse at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Photos of five Ohio Soldier Presidents in Little Red Schoolhouse at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Rear of Jewett House with outbuildings at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Portrait of George Washington in Little Red Schoolhouse at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Photos of five Ohio Soldier Presidents in Little Red Schoolhouse at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Jewett House (1884) (73 S. Professor St.) at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH. On National Register.Rear of Jewett House with outbuildings at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Stained glass window with birds in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Upright piano by Sohmer Piano Co. of New York in front parlor of Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Front parlor of Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Mason & Hamlin organ in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Stained glass window with birds in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Upright piano (c1889) by Sohmer Piano Co. of New York in front parlor of Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Front parlor of Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Mason & Hamlin organ in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Pigeon hole desk in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Harper's Weekly graphic of buildings of Oberlin College in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Dining room of Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Painted colored glass lemonade set in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Pigeon hole desk in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Harper's Weekly graphic of buildings of Oberlin College in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Dining room of Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Painted colored glass lemonade set in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Glass & china collection in hexagonal china cabinet in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Porcelain bowl with painted flowers in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Art Nouveau ceramic art vase by Amphora of Austria c1900 in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Kitchen with Detroit Jewel stove & washing tub in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Glass & china collection in hexagonal china cabinet (c1900) in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Porcelain bowl with painted flowers in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Art Nouveau ceramic art vase by Amphora of Austria c1900 in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Kitchen with Detroit Jewel stove & washing tub in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Shed used by Professor Charles Jewett for his experiments about the production of aluminum in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Upstairs room let to student boarders in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Jewett's bedroom in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.
Shed used by Professor Charles Jewett for his experiments about the production of aluminum in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Upstairs room let to student boarders in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Jewett's bedroom in Jewett House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.

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