Oxford Female College

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Fisher Hall
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Fisher Hall, the former Oxford Female College Building prior to demolition
Location Miami University campus, Oxford, Ohio
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Built 1854
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP reference # 71000634[1]
Removed from NRHP July 01, 1978
Oxford Female College
Type Women's College
Active 1856–1867
Location Oxford, Ohio, United States

Oxford Female College was one of three women's colleges in Oxford, Ohio in the 19th Century. The college merged with the Oxford Female Institute, forming the Oxford College for Women which existed as an independent school until it merged with Miami University in 1928. John Witherspoon Scott, father of future first lady Caroline Harrison was the first president of the college following his tenure as president of the Oxford Female Institute. He served until 1859. The Oxford Female College building later became a sanitorium and then a Miami University residence Hall known as Fisher Hall. Notable Fisher Hall faculty residents were professors Walter Havighurst and Joseph M. Bachelor. The building, designed by Cincinnati architect James Keys Wilson, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and despite vigorous opposition by local preservationists and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it was demolished to make way for Miami's Marcum Conference Center.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.