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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Wooster in 1870

Old_Main_Building_1884.jpg
Photo taken for a "Rep. for Frick," of the original Old Main Building. Presumably, this is one of the photos that encouraged Henry Clay Frick to donate money to build a library for the new, Christian school.

Photographic_drawing_of_the_original_Old_Main_building_from_close_up.jpg
Artwork depicting the original Old Main academic building on the University of Wooster's campus.

Bitters_Bottle_1966.jpg
A sketch of the original Old Main building, focusing on the awkward middle section that the townspeople nicknamed "Bitter's Bottle," because it looked so much like a pill bottle.

wooin1870-2.jpg
Article in the Wayne County Democrat attacking the Wooster Weekly Republican for their pessimistic attitude toward the University of Wooster.

wooin1870-1.jpg
A playful blurb from the Wooster Democrat three years after the University opened its doors indicates the town’s response to the new school.
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