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Compton House is the historic home of the Elias Compton family located at 816 College Avenue. It was the former McCuskey home; the Comptons arrived in April 1891. The members of the family--father, mother, three sons, and a daughter--held a total of 75 earned and honorary degrees. The father was dean and professor at The University of Wooster, and all the children graduated from Wooster. The sons were college presidents, and Arthur received the Nobel-prize in physics. The daughter was a missionary whose husband was also a university president. The mother, Otelia, was elected national "Mother of the Year." It was a remarkable family, and much history took place in their house on College Avenue.
The College acquired the home in 1961, and since that date it has been rented to outside parties or College staff. Currently the college's director of security lives there.
Notestein, Lucy Lilian. Wooster of the Middle West. New Haven: Published for the College of Wooster by Yale University Press, 1937. Reprint, Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1971.
Siekkinen, George, Jr. College of Wooster. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1980.