Old Main Arch Memorial

Old Main Arch Memorial (HM53I)

Location: West Chester, PA 19382 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.153', W 75° 35.818'

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Old Main Building, constructed in 1871, served as the principal dormitory and classroom facility for the West Chester Teacher's Normal School. In 1971, faced with prohibitive costs of a facility upgrade, Old Main was torn down by the PA Dept of General Services, despite strong objections from the University and local community.
As part of the University's centennial celebration in 1971, a committee, headed by Dr. Constantine Johns, Professor of Music, and Dr. Russell Sturzebecker, Professor of Health and Physical Education, was formed to honor this historic building by reassembling part of its original components.
The building's stone entranceway arch and marble steps were recovered and reused in this memorial structure, constructed in 1997. The Old Main arch stands once again, as a gateway to the University's quad and a reminder of WCU's heritage.
Gifts from the centennial committee, the class of 1941, the class of 2005, and a presidential initiatives grant enabled this memorial.
HM NumberHM53I
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 1:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449007 N 4422661
Decimal Degrees39.95255000, -75.59696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.153', W 75° 35.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 9.18" N, 75° 35' 49.08" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 798 US-322 BUS, West Chester PA 19382, US
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