The Harding Centre - Student Housing Option

Downtown Marion Student Housing
*A privately developed student housing option developed with students in mind.

The Harding Centre
267 W. Center St
Marion, OH. 43302

Call Kate Fisher:  740-953-0196


Number of Units:  67, capacity to hold up to 134 students (based on double occupancy per apartment)

Monthly Student Rental Rates: 
(double occupancy) $395 per mo., (single occupancy) $695 per mo. 
One month security deposit required, flexible lease terms

Driving Transportation:  2.5 miles from the Harding Centre to The Ohio State University at Marion campus, with an estimated drive time of 7 minutes.  Marion Area Transit (MAT) bus service available non-stop to and from campus .60 cents per ride.

Harding Centre Amenities:  Avg. 600 sq. ft. living space; living room, kitchen, bath, bedroom;  On site laundry facility; free wifi;  all utilities included - water, gas, electric, sewer, cable, trash pick-up;  in-house secure mailroom facility;  restaurant;  common/meeting areas;  secure indoor bicycle entrance and storage 

Parking:  Adequate paved parking nearby, additional public parking within blocks of the Harding Centre in downtown Marion

Security:  In-house managment available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, full-time staff, located next door to the Marion City Police Department

Downtown business & offices within walking distance:
The historic Marion Palace Theatre, Marion County Administrative Offices, City Hall, Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, Center Street Community Health Center, The Warehouse Italian Restaurant, Charleston Place, Cirqa Pub, Crown Tower Coffee & Tea, Marion City Police Department, Marion County Historical Society

Downtown events & attractions:
The Marion Popcorn Festival, Downtown Marion Market, Cruisin for Dialysis, Annual Peanut Push, Christmas Parade, New Year's Eve Pop & Drop at Park Place, and much more.

A historical landmark in Marion, now envisioned as downtown student housing, entertainment district
The Hotel Harding was built in 1924, just after Warren G. Harding's presidency ended with his death in office.  In its day, the establishement was a luxurious hotel, featuring a grand lobby with serveral large chandeliers.

After being unoccuppied for several years The Hotel Harding  was recently remodeled and turned into a senior-living facility. Much of the hotel still remains the same as it was in the early to mid 1900's. As you walk into the main lobby you can still find the chandeliers, the original hotel check-in counter, the room-key boxes behind the counter, and the ornate wooden stairs to the upper levels. There is also a grand piano, sketches and photos of the old hotel, and portraits of Warren Harding.

In August 2013, local entrepreneur Lois Fisher purchased the building with the specific intent of creating a viable student housing option in Marion for students of The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College.


(*The Harding Centre is privately developed student housing/dorm option and is not affiliated with The Ohio State University or any Ohio State subsidiary.    This web page is provided as information only. The Ohio State University at Marion and the Admissions Office are not responsible for a student’s choice of rental properties or their financial rental obligations.  College employees do not inspect, approve, supervise, or maintain any properties for off-campus housing.  The Marion community offers many great options for of-campus housing with apartments, lofts, homes, and dormitory style living close to campus.)