Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Thomas College “Old Main” Cornerstone
Bishop William G. O'Hara in 1888 marking
the foundation of St. Thomas College which
became the University of Scranton in 1938
The cornerstone would remain in what came to be known as "Old Main" in the 300 block of Wyoming Avenue adjacent to the bishop's residence until vacated by the university in 1962. The cornerstone was removed from "Old Main" and placed next to the cornerstone of St. Thomas Hall where it stayed for over a half-century before being relocated here to a much more visible site in the heart of the campus as the only surviving physical link to the university's earliest years.
Erected by University of Scranton.
Location. 41° 24.368′ N, 75° 39.426′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Touch for map. Marker and cornerstone are near the entrance to the Weinberg Memorial Library, on the University of Scranton campus, about Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catherine Manley Coffey (within shouting distance of this marker); George H. Catlin Memorial House (within shouting distance of this marker); William W. Scranton (within shouting distance of this marker); Inigo Becomes St. Ignatius - 1491-1556 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Honorable George W. Bush (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martyrs' Grove (about 600 feet away); Jacob and the Angel (about 700 feet away); Houlihan - McLean Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
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Also see . . . A Catholic And Jesuit University. (Submitted on January 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.