Historical Ohio: Levi Tucker Scofield

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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Ron Luce talks with local stargazer and historian Tom O’Grady.

Some listeners may recognize O’Grady as a regular voice on Conversations from Studio B as a member of the Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society.

O’Grady and Luce discuss the architect of the “Athens Lunatic Asylum”, Levi Tucker Scofield.

Scofield led an interesting life; he enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, designed a number of historical “reformatory” and “corrections” facilities throughout Ohio, and designed the “Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument” in Cleveland which can be seen on Ontario St. to this day.

For more information on the Athens County Historical Society and Museum, visit their website at athenshistory.org