Farmers' High School

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Farmers' High School
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Farmers' High School is located in Pennsylvania
Farmers' High School
Farmers' High School is located in the US
Farmers' High School
Location College Ave. and Atherton St., State College, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°47′47″N 77°51′46″W / 40.79639°N 77.86278°W / 40.79639; -77.86278Coordinates: 40°47′47″N 77°51′46″W / 40.79639°N 77.86278°W / 40.79639; -77.86278
Area 82 acres (33 ha)
Built 1855
Architectural style Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Other, Georgian Revival
NRHP Reference # 81000538[1]
Added to NRHP September 11, 1981

Farmers' High School is a national historic district located on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park / State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 37 contributing buildings and 1 contributing object in the Old Campus area of Penn State. The district includes Old Main (1856, 1930), the Faculty Club (1976), Nittany Lion Inn (1930), Recreation Hall (1928), West Halls Complex (1922-1937), University Club (1916), the President's Mansion (1864, 1940), Pattee Library (1938), Schwab Auditorium (1902), and a number of fraternities, sororities, and classroom buildings. The buildings reflect a number of popular early-20th-century architectural styles including Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, and Georgian Revival. A focal point of the district is the Nittany Lion Shrine (1942).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes The Historic Registration Project (August 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Farmers' High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-05.