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St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone

 
 
St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2018
1. St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone Marker
Inscription.  

The original cornerstone laid by
Bishop William G. O'Hara in 1888 marking
the foundation of St. Thomas College which
became the University of Scranton in 1938
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 41° 24.368′ N, 75° 39.426′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County.
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Marker and cornerstone are near the entrance to the Weinberg Memorial Library, on the University of Scranton campus, about 200 feet east of the intersection of Linden Street and Monroe Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Linden Street, Scranton PA 18510, United States of America. 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.)
 
St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2018
2. St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone and Marker
St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2018
3. St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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