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Carl Building Technologies Center

Pennsylvania College of Technology History Trail Stop 16

 

1914 Centennial 2014

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Carl Building Technologies Center Marker
Inscription.  

Constructed in 1980

The Carl Building Technologies Center provides instructional laboratories and classrooms for programs related to building construction, service, and maintenance.

Skills students learn here often are applied off campus, onto real-world projects, in order to continue the "hands-on" educational experiences in ways that benefit the community.

Students Build
Students designed and built a number of College facilities including the Thompson Professional Development Center, Victorian House, Morgan Valley Retreat Center, and Field House.

In addition, a homebuilding project conducted by forerunners of Pennsylvania College of Technology provided practical experience for students and introduced new family homes into the community.

Six homes in the Williamsport area, designed and built by students of Williamsport Technical Institute and Williamsport Area Community College, were purchased by local residents in the 1960s and 70s.

Inside the Building Technologies Center (BTC)
Sustainable design

HVAC

Building construction

Dr. Kenneth E. Carl
Dr. Kenneth E.

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Carl Building Technologies Center and Marker
Carl was the first president of Williamsport Area Community College. He spent much of his life - education and experience - connected to the institution. He was a Williamsport Technical Institute graduate who became a member of its drafting faculty and eventually its director. He was one of the architects of Pennsylvania's community college system and served as WACC's president.

[Marker timeline images, from left to right]
Dr. Carl leads a Williamsport Technical Institute drafting class in 1937.

WACC House IV, designed by architectural technology students and constructed by students at Rural and Fifth Avenues, was completed in 1967.

Ground was broken for the construction of the Building Technologies Center in 1979. Dedication ceremonies for the completed facility were held in 1980.

[School's centennial timeline]
1914 - Williamsport Area School District Adult Education

1941 - Williamsport Technical Institute

1965 - Williamsport Area Community College

1989 - Pennsylvania College of Technology
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania College of Technology.
 
Location. 41° 14.226′ N, 77° 1.506′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on 3rd Street west of Park Street, on the

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
3. Pennsylvania College of Technology Sign
left when traveling west. Marker and building are on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Klump Academic Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Student Bodies (about 300 feet away); Remembrance Garden (about 300 feet away); Bardo Gymnasium (about 300 feet away); Hager Lifelong Education Center (about 400 feet away); Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center (about 400 feet away); Centennial Mosaic (about 500 feet away); Le Jeune Chef (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Penn College History Trail. (Submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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