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Antioch College Plans Re-Dedication of Historic South Hall

-- One of the three surviving, original historic buildings on campus, South Hall to serve as headquarters of new Antioch College --

Yellow Springs, OHIO –  On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Antioch College will mark yet another step in the revitalization of the College with a ceremony to mark the re-dedication of South Hall, one of the three surviving, original historic buildings on the campus. South Hall will serve as the headquarters of the new Antioch College. South Hall sits on the recently dedicated One Morgan Place adjacent to Livermore Street. Appropriate permitting is under way.

The ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. on January 14, 2010 at South Hall. Following a ribbon cutting, there will be a presentation by Scott Sanders, College Archivist, and John Feinberg ’70, Architectural Conservator and Preservation Planner. Mr. Sanders and Mr. Feinberg will trace the architectural history and development of the Antioch College campus. Using campus maps and historic photographs from the College archives, they will contrast and compare the different eras of campus development, the representations of those eras in the history of American architecture, and the overall cultural and historical significance of the buildings and landscapes of Antioch College.

In addition to a photographic exhibit of the four original buildings that formed the Antioch College campus, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Feinberg will also give a report on current and future projects to renovate and preserve the College’s historical physical plant and campus integrity.

Participants:

Matthew Derr ‘89, Interim President of Antioch College

Scott Sanders, Antioch College Archivist

John Feinberg ‘70, Architectural Conservator and Preservation Planner

Panelist Biographies: Scott Sanders is the Antioch College Archivist. His fifteen years in Antiochiana began as a 300-hour graduate internship in 1994. He has degrees in American History and Archival and Historical Administration from Wright State University. He has published a book on Antioch history entitled “Antioch: An Episodic History,” and is currently working on a second book on Antioch’s history.

John Feinberg is an internationally renowned architectural conservator and preservation planner. He is also an alumnus of Antioch College from the class of 1970. Most of Mr. Feinberg’s projects have included buildings and sites listed on the National Register. He has focused on public buildings such as court houses and post offices. The quality of Mr. Feinberg’s work is indicated by the honors awarded to the clients’ projects: national, state, and local. In 38 years, he has successfully completed over 100 major Historic Structures Reports (HSRs), among which are the HSRs for the Kansas State Capitol, Charleston U.S. Courthouse, St. Croix U.S. Custom House, and South Pass City (NHL), Wyoming. Mr. Feinberg has also completed site master plans, interpretive plans, and HSRs for the historic sites of the state historic preservation divisions of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

For detailed information about the history of South Hall, go to: http://puka.cs.waikato.ac.nz/cgi-bin/cic/library?a=d&d=p119

About the Arthur E. Morgan Fellows …..

Named in honor of Arthur E. Morgan, Antioch College President from 1920-1936, the Fellows are facilitating and coordinating a yearlong outreach program to alumni and friends of the College nationwide as the College develops both its program and curriculum. They will also present symposia on a wide variety of topics on the historic campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The current Morgan Fellows include Anne Bohlen MA; Jean Gregorek, Ph.D.; Beverly Rodgers, Ph.D.; Scott Warren, Ph.D.; and Director of Work Susan Eklund-Leen, Ph.D.

About Antioch College …..

Antioch College is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences located in the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Founded in 1852, with Horace Mann as its first president, it counts among its accomplished alumni Nobel Prize recipients as well as numerous MacArthur “Genius” Prize awardees and Fulbright Scholars. The College has a historic legacy at the vanguard of progressive education through its work/study/community governance curriculum and was among the first colleges in the United States to offer equal educational opportunity to African Americans and women. Antioch College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. For more information about the College please visit www.antiochcollege.org.