Old Main, Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall

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Old Main, Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall
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"Old Main," 1910
Old Main, Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall is located in Pennsylvania
Old Main, Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall
Location Franklin and Marshall College campus, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′42″N 76°19′14″W / 40.04500°N 76.32056°W / 40.04500; -76.32056Coordinates: 40°2′42″N 76°19′14″W / 40.04500°N 76.32056°W / 40.04500; -76.32056
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1854-1856, 1857
Architect Dixon, Balburnie, & Dixon
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001645[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1975

"Old Main," Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall, also known as the Original Buildings of Franklin & Marshall College, are three historic academic buildings located on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. "Old Main" was built between 1854 and 1856, and is a three-story, "T"-shaped, building with three-story lateral wings. It features a four-story, square entrance tower with five-story octagonal turrets. The chapel was enlarged in 1874. Goethean Hall and Diagnothian Hall flank "Old Main" and were completed in 1857. They are 2 1/2-stories tall, with steeply pitched gable roofs and stepped gables. The buildings all reflect the Gothic Revival architectural style.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[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 Sarah M. Jarvis and William K. Watson (April 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Old Main, Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-25.