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

Armory

 
 
Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 31, 2019
1. Armory Marker
Inscription.  Near this site from 1982 to 1964 stood the Armory which symbolized Penn State's Land-Grant Act commitment to offer military training as part of the nation's tradition of the citizen-soldier. Before World War I, participation in the Cadet Corps was mandatory for all male undergraduates. The Armory, flanked in this 1894 view by young campus elms, was also used for physical education, varsity athletics & social events. Its Richardsonian Romanesque architecture made it a campus landmark.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania State University series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1982.
 
Location. 40° 47.742′ N, 77° 51.809′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Pattee Mall east of Pollock Road, 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. Evan Pugh (a few steps from this marker); Old Main Bell
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Penn State Obelisk (within shouting distance of this marker); Waring European Larch (within shouting distance of this marker); Ionospheric Research (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Willow (within shouting distance of this marker); Schwab Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Main (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 31, 2019
2. Armory Marker
<i>Armory, The Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
postcard published by Tichnor Bros. (courtesy of the Boston Public Library), circa 1940
3. Armory, The Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on June 2, 2019.

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