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SOURCE: Detail of 1894 Clark County map showing Lot 3777 on the plat of Wittenberg College.

The cartographic history of Wittenberg and Springfield also provides valuable information about the site, such as the location of the first house, seen on the 1910 Sanborn Map, where the address is 601 N. Wittenberg, and the subsequent updates, which by 1950 show the lastest form of the house and the address changes from 529 N. Wittenberg to 203 W. College. Prior to 1908, the house address was 219 Ferncliff.

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Source: 1891 Sanborn Map showing the central campus of the college.

 

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    1894 Sanborn map of the campus

     

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    Source: 1891 Sanborn Map showing the central campus of the college.

In the 1910 update to the Sanborn map, only the eastern section of the house is visible on the page which shows the Victorian house, with a porch, at the corner of N. Wittenberg (N. Center) Ave and W. College Ave.1910_SanbornDetail

The full extent of the house on lot 3777 appears on the 1928 map and then the shape of the remodeled Georgian house appears on the 1950 version.

 

Detail of 1928 Sanborn Map
Detail of 1928 Sanborn Map
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Detail of 1950 Sanborn map

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