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Campus View Apartments/Schlow Building

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Campus View Apartments/Schlow Building Marker
Inscription.  The Schlow Building, designed by State College architect P. Boyd Kapp, was built in 1925 as the 12-unit Campus View Apartments. (This photograph shows the brand-new building.) It was the first State College apartment building with a sprinkler system.

Schlow's Quality Shop, the building's longest-lived retail tenant, was here until 1968. It shared storefront space for the first three of its 43 years with The Blue Moon restaurant. Schlow's was operated by building owners Charles and Bella S. Schlow and their son, Frank Schlow, then by their daughter and son-in-law, Irma and Harold Zipser.

Schlow's specialty was women's clothing. Other merchandise came and went. From the mid-1930s to the late 1940s. Schlow's had a gift department. The basement level carried furniture and appliances in the 1940s, then dry goods (yarns, fabrics, and linens), ladies' shoes, and children's orthopedic shoes. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Maude Mayes and her handmaid ladies' hats had a downstairs space.

Other clothing stores followed into the 1990s. Town & Campus Ladies Shop, Wrangler Roost, Lady Bug, Towne Gentlemen & Towne Ladies,
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Campus View Apartments/Schlow Building Marker
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Erected by Downtown State College; Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 47.672′ N, 77° 51.68′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on East College Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 26) east of South Allen Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East College Avenue, 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. American Elms (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel State College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bent of Tau Beta Pi (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); Industry Research (within shouting distance of this marker); Diesel Engineering (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Foster/Gentzel Building (about 300 feet away); Pattee Mall American Elms (about 400 feet 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 2, 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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