IN-49.2007.2 - Ovid Butler, Sr

Marker text: OVID BUTLER, SR.

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Butler wrote North Western Christian University charter 1849; founders' wanted to provide "liberal and Christian education" away from slavery influences. Indiana General Assembly passed charter 1850; university opened 1855 at 13th Street and College Avenue; renamed to honor Butler 1877. He resided here in "Forest Home" until his death in 1881.

Installed 2007 Indiana Historical Bureau, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, IDNR, Old Northside Foundation

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