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Old Library, Millersville University (Millersville State Normal School)

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Millersville State Normal School
1891, James H. Warner and E. O. Lyte. George and Frederick sts.

The library has been adapted to an Executive Center but its central mass is derived from H. H. Richardson's New England libraries as evidenced by the great arch carried on clusters of small columns at the entrance and the simply detailed wings that form a T-plan. Warner may also have designed the adjacent Dutcher Hall (1890) that is made memorable by the sculptural slated dormers. The Model School and School of Practice (1900) across George Street has the industrial look of Philadelphia schools.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Old Library, Millersville University (Millersville State Normal School)", [Millersville, 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, 322-322.

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