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Bardo Gymnasium

Pennsylvania College of Technology History Trail Stop 14

 

1914 Centennial 2014

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Bardo Gymnasium Marker
Inscription.  

Constructed in 1939

The Bardo Gymnasium, originally built as part of Williamsport High School, is named in honor of an administrator at Williamsport Area Community College, a forerunner of Penn College.

The gym hosts intercollegiate and intramural sports as well as physical education classes and special events. Wildcat basketball, volleyball, and wrestling teams host home events at Bardo Gym.

A Proud Past
From 1914-41, a postsecondary vocational technical program that grew to become Penn College was conducted within the Williamsport Area School District. The program was officially named Williamsport Technical Institute in 1941. It continued to operate within Williamsport High School facilities even after the technical institute became a community college in 1965.

Inside the Bardo Gymnasium (GYM)
Physical fitness

Personal training

Career fair

Lewis H. Bardo
Lewis H. Bardo served as the dean of applied arts and sciences at Williamsport Area Community College until his death in 1967. He began his career in the toolmaking industry before becoming a vocational instructor,

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Bardo Gymnasium and Marker
Marker is near the gym's west side
then coordinator of Williamsport Technical Institute; when the institute became a community college in 1965, he became its first dean.

[Marker timeline images, from left to right]
Commencement ceremonies were held in Bardo Gymnasium before the College purchased and rejuvenated the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.

The Wildcat - an athletic mascot established at the time of the first WACC basketball game in 1966 - continues to represent Penn College.

[School's centennial timeline]
1914 - Williamsport Area School District Adult Education

1941 - Williamsport Technical Institute

1965 - Williamsport Area Community College

1989 - Pennsylvania College of Technology
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania College of Technology.
 
Location. 41° 14.237′ N, 77° 1.577′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Susquehanna Street, on the right when traveling east on 3rd Street. Marker and building are on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Student Bodies (within shouting distance of this marker); Klump Academic Center (within shouting distance of

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
3. Bardo Gymnasium
this marker); Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Hager Lifelong Education Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl Building Technologies Center (about 300 feet away); Centennial Mosaic (about 500 feet away); College Avenue Labs (about 500 feet away); Le Jeune Chef (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Penn College History Trail. (Submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Bardo Gymnasium from near Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
4. Bardo Gymnasium from near Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Pennsylvania College of Technology Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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