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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walnut Building

 
 
Walnut Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Walnut Building Marker
Inscription.  A war-surplus structure relocated from Lebanon, PA., in 1947 to serve as a temporary student union building. It later became Penn State's first center for minority-student social and cultural life. As the Black Cultural Center and later the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, it hosted diverse speakers, performances, receptions and other activities from 1971 until the Robeson Center moved its current location in 1999.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 48.017′ N, 77° 51.669′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Shortlidge Mall east of Science Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State College PA 16801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Faculty Cottages (within shouting distance of this marker); Mushroom Science (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jordan Soil Plots (about 600 feet away); Ag Experiment Station (about 700 feet away); Nittany Lion Shrine (approx.
Walnut Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Walnut Building Marker
0.2 miles away); Ag Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pure Food Laws (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Ag Degrees (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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