|Years:||1851 1852 1853 – 1854 – 1855 1856 1857|
Significant events from 1854.
- 12th - Fire destroys the first library building at Seminary Square
- 1st - Paris Chipman Dunning declines to run for the United States Congress, citing "slanders industriously circulated" against him.
On the Square
- Orchard House
- Southeast corner, physician and surgeon Dr. D. R. Malone
- Opposite the Orchard House, E.D. Sheppard's saddlery