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

Oak Cottage

 
 
Oak Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Oak Cottage Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1857 on this site, was the first permanent building on campus initially occupied by Farm Foreman John Herman and family. It was later used as a residence by such illustrious faculty as James McKee, Whitman Jordan, and John Price Jackson. Moved about 100 yards north of here in 1889, it was home to Chi Omega sorority 1929-48. As seen in this 1946 view, then used for academic offices until razed in 1972.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 40° 47.827′ N, 77° 51.813′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Polluck Road north of Pattee Mall, on the left when traveling north. 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. Science, Technology and Society (within shouting distance of this marker); President Atherton (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Botany
Oak Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Oak Cottage Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Postwar Authors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schwab Auditorium (about 300 feet away); Carnegie Building (about 400 feet away); Old Main (about 400 feet away); Waring European Larch (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
 
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 111 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 24, 2022