This Is Penn State by Penn State Press StaffHundreds of buildings, thousands of people, countless stories--there's always more to learn about Penn State, no matter how much time you've spent there. This Is Penn State: An Insider's Guide to the University Park Campus will enlighten anyone with an interest in the University, from visiting parents to lifelong State College residents. This Is Penn State documents the rich history beneath the surface of the Penn State experience, offering facts and figures, essays and anecdotes, obscure trivia, notable quotations, and a wealth of other information about Penn State's past, present, and future. Forty of the University's most prominent buildings and areas are highlighted, accompanied by more than 120 illustrations, ranging from historical photographs to architectural sketches of buildings not yet completed. Essays by veteran Penn Staters Leon Stout, Craig Zabel, and Gabriel Welsch cover Penn State's history, architecture, and changing physical landscape. And when you want to get outside and see the campus firsthand, This Is Penn State is your guidebook to University Park. The four detailed maps take you on a west-to-east walking tour of Penn State's buildings, allowing you to understand the development of each area of campus. Over the last 150 years, Penn State has been devoted to scholarship, research, and community service. In honor of the University's sesquicentennial and in celebration of the Press's fiftieth anniversary, the Penn State Press is proud to offer This Is Penn State as its gift to everyone who feels a connection with "dear old State."
Call Number: LD4481.P83T52 2006
Publication Date: 2013-01-16
Historic Buildings of Centre County, Pennsylvania by Gregory RamseyThis volume of photographs and text springs from the desire to identify and salvage the authentic character of our past as seen in our built environment. Centre County provides a unique mix of historic buildings and villages in a rural landscape setting that is a rich record of development in the area since the earliest days of settlement. Local buildings preserve traces of the changing economic activities--iron manufacturing and agriculture, travel and trade, and the growth of the Penn State University--and stories related to these buildings and the men who built them create a fascinating picture of life in the county for more than 150 years. Each area of the county contains examples of buildings that make up a complete picture of the evolution of local building types. Structures described in the detailed text and striking photographs include log houses and round barns, the Georgian and Victorian mansions of the iron masters and landowners, sturdy inns and mills, hotels, churches, farms, and buildings of Beaux-Arts classicism on the University campus. The book also provides a glossary of descriptive terms for historic buildings, defines styles and local building types, and gives information on the activities and agencies that support historic preservation.
Buildings of Pennsylvania by Lu Donnelly; H. David Brumble; Franklin Toker; H. David BrumbleBuildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania considers the architecture, landscape, and town plans of thirty-one counties west of Blue Mountain and north to Lake Erie, including cities and communities big and small, from Pittsburgh, Beaver Falls, Johnstown, and Altoona to Bellefonte, State College, Lock Haven, Clarion, and Erie, and scores of places in between. The first comprehensive look at the built environment in this large and varied territory, the volume spans the years from the late eighteenth century through to the first decade of the new millennium and reveals a range of architectural surprises. The authors discuss exemplary and everyday buildings and places--Harmonist villages, Carnegie libraries, river communities, amusement parks, farms and barns, the crossroads of Breezewood, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater among them--and canvass the scores of bridges, railroads, and inclines that cross the region's rivers, hills, and mountains. Descriptions of close to 150 of the commonwealth's small settlements, from coal patches to pike towns, capture the intense dialogue between industry and agriculture that typifies western Pennsylvania. Close to 400 illustrations, including photographs, maps, and drawings, bring the nearly 800 entries to life. Intended to complement the forthcoming companion volume--Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania--in the Buildings of the United States series, this book will pique the interest and curiosity of architectural historians and general readers alike. A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians