The Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center at the Allen-Steinheim Museum
The Allen-Steinheim Museum was built between 1876 and 1890 by Alfred University's second president, Jonathan Allen. A natural history museum, the Gothic ediface was built from approximately 8,000 different specimens of rock collected in the Alfred area and 700 varieties of wood. It originally housed the collections of Jonathan and Abigail Allen.
Robert R. McComsey received a Bachelor of Science degree in ceramic engineering from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1966. His gift to renovate the Allen-Steinheim Museum reflects Alfred University's commitment to provide students with superior career services.
Erected 1997 by Alfred University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 42° 15.279′ N, 77° 47.205′ W. Marker is in Alfred, New York, in Allegany County. Marker is on Action Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is affixed to the building in the vestibule. The building is on the grounds
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Statue of King Alfred The Great (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alumni Hall, Alfred University (about 500 feet away); Early Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Hornellsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Anna Cadogan Etz (approx. 8.3 miles away); Ruth Law (approx. 8˝ miles away); Oldest House in Steuben County (approx. 8.7 miles away); 1885 • Fish Survey • 1935 (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alfred.
Also see . . . Alfred University. (Submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.