Program Directory

Remarkable Ohio - Ohio State School for the Blind
On April 3, 1837, Ohio Governor Duncan McArthur signed legislation that created the first state-supported residential school for the blind in the country. The Institution for the Education of the Blind opened July 4, 1837 with five students. A year later, the first permanent structure, housing 60 students, was built on the eastern edge of the city - and that was followed in 1874 with a larger facility near Fulton and Main streets. The school was honored in 1937 as one of the finest schools for the blind in the county. In 1953, a new school for the blind was built at its present location on North High Street.
August 31, 2011