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Lyceum Square Area Added to National Historic Register

A portion of the BW south campus that contains the Richardson Romanesque sandstone buildings has been designated as the Baldwin Wallace University South Campus Historic District by the National Park Service and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition to Marting, Kulas, Kohler, and Dietsch halls and Lindsay-Crossman Chapel, the area on Seminary St. between Church and School streets and between Front and Beech streets includes the residence complex for first-years students (Klein and Saylor halls and 63 Beach), Merner-Pfeiffer Hall and the former First Congregational United Church of Christ buildings.

"We're delighted to be added to the National Register," said BW President Richard Durst. "This recognition helps reaffirm our historic origins. And as we renovate facilities there in the future, this designation will qualify some benefactors for tax credits related to historic preservation."

A $15 million project to renovate and expand Conservatory facilities--including Kulas Hall, Merner-Pfeiffer, the First Congregational Church buildings and a new structure to connect them--is underway and scheduled for a fall 2011 completion.

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