City-wide Building Inventory


Learn about the historic homes and businesses of Oberlin through the City-wide Building Inventory.

 

What is the inventory?

The Oberlin Heritage Center, along with the City of Oberlin's Historic Preservation Commission, inventoried about 50 sites a year in Oberlin and completed an Ohio Historical Society Historic Inventory Form for each property.  The form provides a brief description of the location, background, and architecture of a building, site, structure, or object of architectural or historical significance.  City funding for this project is no longer currently available.

 

What is it used for?

The Ohio Historic Inventory is used by the Ohio Historic Preservation Office staff, by various state, local, and federal agencies, and by the general public for making land-use planning, urban development, community preservation, and road-improvement decisions. In addition, the inventory serves as an official archive and body of information for researchers and property owners.

 

What is it not used for?

The Ohio Historic Inventory form does not automatically nominate or indicate acceptance of a property to the National Register of Historic Places, though it may serve to bring an eligible property to the attention of local and state governing bodies. It does not designate a property as an Oberlin Historic Landmark, although all surveyed properties are eligible to apply for City of Oberlin Landmark status.

The Ohio Historic Inventory is not a form of protection for a historic resource, nor does it provide property owners with a list of do's and don'ts.

The Ohio Historic Inventory is not intended to be the complete story on a given property; it is an inventory. The pertinent information is necessarily brief and condensed, hence the need for accurate and informative documentation. The reports posted online were created from information available at the time.  Many property files have since been updated and visitors are invited to schedule an appointment to see them in our Resource Center.   

 

Learn More at the Resource Center

If you want to know more about a property than what is included on the Ohio Historic Inventory Form, we often have additional records in our Resource Center that can be viewed by appointment. Please know that these records are always growing and changing. If you find an error or have any additional information, we are more than happy to update our files. Changing the official Inventory Forms is more difficult but we do periodically submit changes to the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.

For more information, visit the Ohio Historical Society's Historic Preservation Office website.

To view the inventory forms, you will need Acrobat Reader.

 

Ohio Historic Inventory Forms

Properties marked with * have been designated Oberlin Historic Landmarks



Tappan Square*

Memorial Arch*

Oberlin Depot*

Arboretum

...form continuation

Artino Street

Carpenter Court

Caskey Court

North Cedar Street

South Cedar Street

East College Street

Apollo Theater: 17, 19, 21 East College St.
Lorain Bank Block: 24, 32, 38, 40 East College St.
23, 27 East College St.
35 East College St.
43 East College St.
49 East College St.
Shansi House: 58 East College St.
Charles Martin Hall House: 64 East College St. *
82 East College St. *
90 East College St .
97 East College St.
100 East College St.
103 East College St.
107 East College St.
108 East College St.
Tank Hall: 110 East College St.
115 East College St.
120 East College St.
121 East College St.
124 East College St.
131 East College St.
152 East College St.
168 East College St.
171 East College St.
174 East College St. *
181 East College St.
182 East College St.
189 East College St.
Eastwood School: 198 East College St.
Langston House: 207 East College St. *
228 East College St. *
237,239 East College St.
240 East College St.
250 East College St.
255 East College St.
257 East College St. *
258 East College St.
264 East College St.
265 East College St.
270 East College St. *
278 East College St.
284 East College St.
285 East College St.
298 East College St.
299 East College St.
302 East College St.
304 East College St.
310 East College St.
Burrell-King House: 315 East College St. *
326 East College St.
334 East College St.
335 East College St.
342 East College St.
343 East College St.
348 East College St.
351 East College St.
361 East College St.
400 East College St.
408 East College St.
413 East College St.
419 East College St.
420 East College St.
425 East College St.
440 East College St.
460 East College St.
493 East College St.
495 East College St.
525 East College St. *
560 East College St.
581 East College St.
688 East College St.
691 East College St. 

West College Street

Colony Drive

Edgemere Place

Edison Street

Elm Street

Elmwood Place

Forest Street

Grafton Street

Groveland Street

West Hamilton Street

Hawthorne Street

Hollywood Street

King Street

West Lincoln Street

Locust Street

East Lorain Street

West Lorain Street

North Main Street

South Main Street

Maple Street

Morgan Street

Oak Street

North Oberlin Road

Orchard Street

North Park Street

South Park Street

North Pleasant Street

South Pleasant Street

North Professor Street

South Professor Street

North Prospect Street

South Prospect Street

Prossor Court

Pyle-South Amherst Road

Reamer Place

Shipherd Circle

South Street

Spring Street

 

State Route 511

 

Stewart Court

Sumner Street

Union Street

East Vine Street

West Vine Street

Walnut Street

Willard Court

Woodhaven Street

Woodland Street