Old Main and Chemistry Building

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Old Main and Chemistry Building
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Old Main and Chemistry Building, November 2009
Old Main and Chemistry Building is located in Pennsylvania
Old Main and Chemistry Building
Location 14th St. between Melrose Ave. and Walnut St., Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°51′42″N 75°21′19″W / 39.86167°N 75.35528°W / 39.86167; -75.35528Coordinates: 39°51′42″N 75°21′19″W / 39.86167°N 75.35528°W / 39.86167; -75.35528
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1867
Built by Crump, John & Shedwick,John
Architect Crump, John
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78002389[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 1978

Old Main and Chemistry Building are two, connected historic buildings located on the campus of Widener University at Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. "Old Main" was built in 1867, and is a four-story, stucco and stone building with a two-pitched roof. It has a central grand pediment, with two minor flanking pediments. Atop the grand pediment is a "dome" structure and atop both minor pediments is a cupola. It measures 243 feet long and between 55 and 65 feet deep. Old Main was expanded in 1883, with the addition of an auditorium, and dormitory and classroom space. The Chemistry Building was built in 1883, and is a three-story building measuring 37 feet by 51 feet.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Thomas Carnwath and Nancy M. Steele (October 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Old Main and Chemistry Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06.