Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Franklin & Marshall College, 1787
— Lux Et Lex —
Following construction of Biesecker Gymnasium in 1924-25, the 1891 Gymnasium became Campus House, a student center that also contained college offices. In 1976, it was renamed a student center that also contained college offices. In 1976 it was renamed Distler House in honor of Theodore A. Distle, president of the College from 1941 to 1954. The Sciences Building, designed by C. Emlen Urban and erected on the site of Harbaugh Hall, the first dormitory on campus, was remodeled in 1929 and named in honor of former president Stahr. Stahr hall was again remodeled in the 1980s and in 1988 it was named in honor of benefactors Henry P. Stager, class of 1932, and Mary B. Stager. The College continues to honor Stahr by the designation of the most important space
This plaza honors members of the Whitehead Family who attended, and generously contributed to, Franklin & Marshall College:
Howard M. Whitehead '39 and
S. Waye '53 and Linda Whitehead.
Erected by Franklin & Marshall College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine • Sports.
Location. 40° 2.759′ N, 76° 19.187′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from West Frederick Street east of Race Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 637 College Avenue, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Klauder-Apple Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank E. and Eva L. Manning (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin & Marshall College September 11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Marshall (about 300 feet away); The Water Towers in Buchanan Park (about 300 feet away); The Richard Kneedler Sculpture Garden (about 400 feet away); In Memory of World War I Heroes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.