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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Saving the Oberlin Gasholder-Honoring Oberlin's Underground Railroad History

Underground Railroad Center Project 
Community Update
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ever wonder what the interesting round building behind the Oberlin McDonalds is? This is your chance to have a peek inside! The City of Oberlin’s Underground Railroad Center Implementation Team will be hosting a community update on Saturday, September 11th at 11am at the site of the Gasholder Building (the roundhouse structure, directly behind McDonalds), South Main Street in Oberlin.

Join the Implementation Team for an update on the not-too-distant future of the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center and park-and-ride project. there will be a short program comprised of a brief history of the efforts to establish this historic center, a local musical arrangement, an appreciation presentation, coupled with conceptual drawings and a limited tour of this unique architectural structure.

For more information on the project, contact the City of Oberlin at 440.775.7217 or check out the website at www.cityofoberlin.com

Visitors exploring Oberlin’s Underground Railroad visit the future home of the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center. 

View Oberlin Gasholder Building in a larger map


Kimber said...

This is so amazing!!!! I plan on being there. I have pictures of the Gasholder Building on my flickr account. I hope people realize what rich historical treasures we are blessed to have in our area!!!

Anonymous said...

Wish that I had read this sooner. The building is facinating. One of my classmates was instrumental in trying to save and revitalize it in the (80's?). A Chinese Temple that was a gift to Oberlin College was once stored in it. Pleased that effort are in process to preserve and protect our heritage.

L Lewis-Mitchell said...

Don't forget the city council members (myself included) who saved this beautiful structure back in the early nineties from the developer who wanted to demolish it and put in a strip mall.