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Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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1867, Samuel Sloan; 1900 dome. 400 E. 2nd St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Bloomsburg University began as the Bloomsburg Literary Institute in 1856. The campus is dominated splendidly by the school's first building, Carver Hall (1867), an Italianate design by Samuel Sloan in consultation with school principal Henry Carver. The domed bell tower was added in 1900 in emulation of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania", [Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 500-500.

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