Friday, September 21, 2007

1850s Columbian College body identified

Not basketball related, but interesting nonetheless. Some researchers found a body buried at what was the Columbian College cemetery, the college which became GW. (The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences got its name from the original Columbian College).

Located on what used to be called College Hill, roughly where Meridian Hill Park is, the school and its prep school were there until 1912 when the university moved to Foggy Bottom. The body belonged to a student at the prep school, and after some DNA research and family tree stuff they finally learned the student's name. The Post has an article, and GW's enyclopedia can tell you more about the school and its history.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great story. GW should make sure that the remains are taken care of and William White should be buried at the University's plot in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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