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Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

Wesleyan University

  • 45 Wyllys Ave. Map It
  • Middletown
  • Educational Institution

Updated 12/23/2013

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Founded in 1831, Wesleyan University is one of the oldest Methodist institutions of higher education in the country. There are roughly 2,900 undergraduates, which gives Middletown a contemporary, college-town feel. Note the massive, fluted Corinthian columns of the 1828 Greek Revival Russell House at the corner of Washington Street, across from the pink Mediterranean-style Davison Art Center, built 15 years later. Farther on are gingerbreads, towering brownstones, Tudors,

and Queen Annes. A few hundred yards up on Church Street, which intersects High Street, is the Olin Library. The 1928 structure was designed by Henry Bacon, the architect of the Lincoln Memorial.

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Sight Information

Address:

High St., 45 Wyllys Ave., Middletown, Connecticut, 06459, United States

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Phone:

860-685–2000

Website: www.wesleyan.edu

Updated 12/23/2013

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