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Bishop Philander Chase

… is credited with starting Kenyon College somewhere near North High Street and Selby Roads, in a house that has since been razed. An earlier home of Chase still stands at 62 Lincoln Avenue.

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  1. Chris Anderson Says:

    Very cool site. I used to live across the street from this house and baby-sat for a family who lived there in the early 1980s. The owner of the house at that time used to say that the house was once a stop on the Underground Railroad and that the cellar of the house sometimes housed slaves overnight during their trip to freedom. Any idea if there’s truth in that?


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