Can you identify this OU landmark from the 1900s?

Do you know what Ohio University landmark this photo from the 1900s captures?

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Athens Unearthed took to Twitter to see how well OU students knew the history of the land they call home.

Most students walk through or past this area daily on their way to class; however, they struggled to see anything familiar about this picture. Some identified it as the old asylum known as The Ridges.

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Others were stumped, but gave it their best shot.

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While both the Ridges and Court Street were valuable guesses, this is actually a photo of College Green. Can you identify which buildings in the photo are still standing today? Leave your answers in the comments below.

You can see more amazing before and after pictures from around Athens in this story from Athens Unearthed.

Settlers founded Athens in 1797, so there is a short timeline of history from then until OU’s establishment in 1804.

Do you know about the history of the land of OU sits in before it was Athens, Ohio? Stay tuned to find out more in an upcoming story.

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