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Tuesday, April 6th, 1999 Announcements: Today we had a guest speaker on Penn State history
PENN STATE: THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION~
• • Old Main- once completed it housed everything....it was the only
building. It housed the students, faculty, classrooms, library, museum,
dining halls, etc...
Old Main was patterned after the Nassau Hall in Princeton
In 1882, George Atherton became the president of Penn State and
remained the president until 1906
Engineering turned to be the fate of the college around--75% of all
students were majoring in engineering
Botany building was built and completed with the size of Old Main
There were 3 different building periods: (1) Old Main (2) Romanesque
-we are now concerned about how to lay these buildings out (3)
Penn State got a lot of buildings in the mid 1930's due to the depression
and public works projects ...
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- Spring '99