Preserving Our Heritage
Give to the Patterson Place renovation fund
With its signature three-sided porch and prominent chimneys, nestled among stone footbridges, classic lampposts and towering trees, Patterson Place is more than a simple reminder of days gone by.
The nearly 120-year-old home represents the history of a college whose alumnae still leave their marks on the world. It reflects Miami University’s respect for its own rich traditions, and it offers a portal into old Oxford.
Restoring a Campus Icon
The university seeks to advance the historic home’s future through an extensive renovation designed to repair and preserve the structure and ensure it remains not only a historic and aesthetic gem but also a valuable campus space.
The initiative to preserve Patterson Place has two central focuses:
- To preserve the building’s historic character, including restoring its front façade, repairing the original brick, replacing the roof and refurbishing the original woodwork.
- To renovate the building to modern standards and ensure its place as a functional campus resource, including handicap accessibility, fire alarm and suppression systems, and efficient heating and cooling that will preserve the architecture and historic collections within.
Friends of the Western College, Miami University and Oxford communities are joining in a fundraising initiative to support the project’s successful launch and completion. As a demonstration of its commitment to this effort, Miami University is offering a generous matching-gift opportunity that provides $2 in university support for every $1 of private support raised.