Administration or Main Building
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Fashioned on the design of a French chateau by turn of the century architects, Longfellow, Alden and Harlow, this beautifully impressive brick structure is seated on a hill, emphasizing its bell tower, smaller Norman tower, and arched loggias and doorway--invitations to an interior rich in architectural detail. The first floor boasts an oak stairway and several beautiful and unique fireplaces, some of which were cut from local cherry, maple, and oak.
The Administration/Main Building houses classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, physical plant facilities, admissions and business offices, institutional advancement offices, and the registrar' s office. The building is in use but in need of renovation to current standards for finishes, lighting, multimedia technologies, mechanical, and plumbing systems. The recently constructed new entranceway and courtyard, along with installation of new spot lights, have really enhanced the beauty of the Administration/Main Building. The building is structurally sound and in good overall condition.
Derck and Edson Associates. Campus Master Plan. [Lititz, PA: Derck and Edson Associates], September 2000.
Floyd, Margaret Henderson. "Longfellow, Alden, and Harlow in Boston and Pittsburgh." In Architecture After Richardson: Regionalism Before Modernism. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 1994.