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

Old Main

 
 
Old Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 31, 2019
1. Old Main Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1930, using limestone blocks from the first Old Main, completed on this site in 1863. The original building housed classrooms, offices, laboratories, and student and faculty living quarters. It also served as does its successor as Penn State's administrative center. Inside are the famous Land-Grant Frescoes by Henry Varnum Poor.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania State University series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 40° 47.774′ N, 77° 51.764′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Pattee Mall east of Polluck Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. Old Main Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Waring European Larch (within shouting distance of this marker); Evan Pugh (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Schwab Auditorium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armory (about 300 feet away); Old Willow (about 300 feet away); Penn State Obelisk (about 300 feet away); President Atherton (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Old Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 31, 2019
2. Old Main Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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