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Howard Dwight Smith: The Man Behind Ohio Stadium

October 2, 2022 @ 2:15 pm-5:00 pm

Howard Dwight Smith’s best-known architectural work — Ohio Stadium — celebrates its century mark in 2022. But did you know he was an almost 40 year resident of Upper Arlington and was the architect for many of our iconic buildings — Fire Station #71, Jones Middle School, and Barrington Elementary School to name a few…

He also designed the UA homes in which he lived, and as OSU’s University Architect from 1929 to 1956, numerous campus buildings including the OSU Golf Clubhouse here in our community. His body of work extends beyond the UA and OSU borders and has been recognized with local, state and national awards.

Our program will include:

(1) Displays of Howard Dwight Smith’s art, architectural sketches and personal items

(2) Family members’ insight into the man himself, his passions and pursuits

(3) An in-depth look at Smith’s architecture in our community and surrounding area, including Ohio Stadium

Light refreshments will be served. Free to attend and open to the public.

For more information see Questions? Email us at [email protected].


October 2, 2022
2:15 pm-5:00 pm
Event Category:


Historical Society
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Municipal Services Center
3600 Tremont Rd
Upper Arlington, OH 43221 United States
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