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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Victorian House

Pennsylvania College of Technology History Trail Stop 5

— 1914 • Centennial • 2014 —

 
 
Victorian House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Victorian House Marker
Inscription.  

Constructed in 1997

The Victorian House exemplifies College traditions and a campus-wide commitment to excellence in providing hands-on education that functions in a real-world environment.

Students and faculty in building construction, heavy construction equipment technology, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and landscaping programs created the Victorian House and grounds, including a Victorian garden and gazebo.

Past Meets Present
The design of the Queen Anne-style house, which hosts overnight visitors and special campus events, was inspired by Williamsport's rich Victorian heritage.

The city's adjacent Millioniares' Row features magnificent homes built by lumber barons in the late 1800s. The Victorian House was designed to complement these nearby architectural landmarks, while featuring modern construction technologies.

Highlights include a wraparound porch, a grand foyer with an inviting oak staircase, a first-floor parlor with a fireplace, and a second-floor rotunda featuring a sitting room/library. Four bedrooms are decorated with Victorian reproduction furniture and accents.

Inside the Victorian

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House (VH)

• Dining room.

• Gazebo and garden.

• Solar panels help to power the house.

[Marker timeline images, from left to right]
• Penn College student, Mark E. Kessler, who earned an associate of applied science degree in architectural technology in 1994, created the design for the Victorian House.

• The house's four guest rooms were dedicated in 1997 to four local couples who demonstrated dedication to the College: Mr. and Mrs. John Blaschak, Mr. and Mrs. James Meyer, Dr. and Mrs. Harshad Patel, and Dr. and Mrs. Francis Powers.

[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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 41° 14.115′ N, 77° 1.483′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on Hagan Way, on the 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

Victorian House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Victorian House and Marker
walking distance of this marker. Thompson Professional Development Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (about 400 feet away); Le Jeune Chef (about 400 feet away); Parkes Automotive Technology Center (about 400 feet away); Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center (about 500 feet away); Lycoming Construction Company (about 500 feet away); Bush Campus Center (about 500 feet away); Centennial Mosaic (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Penn College History Trail. (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Victorian House and Grounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
3. Victorian House and Grounds
Pennsylvania College of Technology Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Pennsylvania College of Technology Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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