Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Kenyon College was established in 1824 and was formerly situated in Worthington. This university is where you’ll find the earliest Collegiate Gothic-style building constructed in the country. Its tower was completed in 1829, but a fire destroyed the building in 1949, and the original blueprint was used to completely recreate the residence hall, which you can still see today. The school found its present location in Gambier not long afterward, and its campus now spans 1,000 acres. Students attending this college get to eat in the Great Hall.
An iconic design that includes wood paneling, lofty carved rafters, and stained-glass windows portraying scenes from literary classics. Other campus highlights include the Greek Revival Rosse Hall, a 650-seat concert hall, the lovely Cromwell Cottage where the college president lives, and Ransom Hall with its unique castle-like design and sculpted crows on its roof.
But to really be struck speechless, walk Middle Path through campus on an autumn day as the vegetation bursts with yellow, red, and orange all around you.