Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Celebrate Central Pennsylvania Architecture

Sunday, January 13, 2013
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Eberly Family Special Collections Library

The Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library and the Eberly Family Special Collections Library invite you to join them in a celebration of outstanding architecture from our own community.  Original plans and drawings of local houses designed by former Penn State faculty member, A. William Hajjar, will be on display in the Special Collections Library and a new digital collection of outstanding Central Pennsylvania architecture will be unveiled. 

In the 1950s and 1960s Hajjar challenged the conservative look of the State College community with his contemporary-style homes.  Now more than 50 years old, these forty-plus buildings still delight those who appreciate post-war modern design, and their owners are proud to play a part in conserving a significant part of State College history.

The new digital collection, Central Pennsylvania Architecture and Landscape Architecture, documents not only the work of Hajjar, but also many other designers active in our region, including buildings by modernists Philip Hallock and Kenneth Heidrich.  It consists of both online exhibitions and a database of images.  Beginning with research and photography contributed by Robert Malcom and Arthur Anderson, Jr., this collection of 1000 well-documented images is growing rapidly. 

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