This photo from the Ohio University Mahn Center for Archives and
Special Collections shows the former Ohio University Airport on
East State Street surrounded by flood waters in the early 1960s.
Just to the left of the airstrip are former WWII era barracks used
to house soldiers attending OU on the G.I. Bill. By the 1960s, the
barracks were converted to housing for married OU students. Below
the airport in this photo is a portion of the former Athens County
Engineer’s Depot. The Holiday Inn Express is now in that location.
To the right of the airport are railroad tracks and then the
Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:11 pm
Did you know that when you shop at Kroger in Athens 10 percent of
the profits from your purchases goes to Ohio University? That’s
because OU still owns, and rents to nearly 40 businesses, most of
the land on the southern side of East State Street, generating
hundreds of thousands of dollars for the university each
Or, use your
Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:11 pm.