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Magee Center, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Harry L. Magee House)

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Harry L. Magee House
1946, Berninger, Haag and d’Entremont. 700 W. Main St.

International modernism came to Bloomsburg in this house commissioned by carpet maker Harry Magee, a gregarious industrialist who served as general contractor. He turned to Philadelphia architects for the design, which was featured in a 1948 issue of Life magazine. Clad in ashlar sandstone, it is organized around an outdoor courtyard balanced by the house, swimming pool, garage, and guest apartment. A dramatic curved staircase dominates the interior, while upper decks provide views across Fishing Creek and the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Magee Center, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Harry L. Magee House)", [Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-CO16.

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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