Ohio Union (old), The Ohio State University


  • Caption
    View of Exterior
Related people
Bellman, Gillett and Richards (architect)
Struck Construction Co. (contractor)
Date
1949-1951 (original building);1962 (first addition);1965-1966 (second addition);1966-1967 (third addition)
Location
North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
Description
The Ohio Union is located at 1739 North High Street on the Ohio State University campus. It was a steel frame construction with brick exterior and included a basement and four floors with a penthouse for mechanical equipment. It was enlarged four times. The construction of this building resulted from a student petition signed by 14,235 students. It was presented to the Board of Trustees on March 3, 1947. The project was approved and a site selected at the September 5, 1947 board meeting.

Architect for original building: Bellman, Gillett and Richards; General contractor: Struck Construction Co.

First addition: Benham, Richards and Armstrong; General contractor: Altman-Coady Co.

Second addition: George Clark; General contractor: E. J. Will & Co.

Third addition: Richards, Bauer and Moorehead; General contractor: Garwick & Ross, Inc.

The untitled reliefs on the Ohio Union Building were by sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks.

This building is known as Herrick Archives building number 058.
Style/Period
1940s (1940 - 1949)
1950s (1950 - 1959)
1960s (1960 - 1969)