Monday, January 30, 2012

Lake Erie College (OH)

Lake Erie College highlights their history with an interesting web page.  There is a timeline with links with more detail by decade and a fascinating insert covering the period from 1856-2006.

The institution's history is traced to Willoughby Female Seminary founded in 1847 in Willoughby, OH. In 1856 it was destroyed by fire and moved to Painesville, OH.  It reopened as Lake Erie Female Seminary in 1857.  The name was changed to Lake Erie Seminary College in 1898 and to Lake Erie College in 1908.  Lake Erie became coeducational after 1985, though a separate program for men existed for a number of years through what was known as Garfield Senior College.