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

Old Engineering

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Old Engineering Marker
Inscription.  Opened in 1892, this 50,000 sq.ft. structure housed Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Mining Engineering. Designed by Fred L. Olds in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, it was the architectural capstone of the campus and symbolized Penn State's emergence as one of the nation's ten largest engineering schools. Fitted with labs, lecture halls, shops, forges, and a foundry, the building also supplied steam heat for the campus. It was destroyed in a spectacular fire on November 25, 1918.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 47.665′ N, 77° 51.72′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on West College Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 26) west of South Allen Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bent of Tau Beta Pi (a few steps from this marker); Industry Research (a few steps from this marker); American Elms (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel State College
Old Engineering Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Old Engineering Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Diesel Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); Campus View Apartments/Schlow Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pattee Mall American Elms (within shouting distance of this marker); The State Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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