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University of Scranton

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1888 established. Bounded roughly by Mulberry St., Jefferson and N. Webster aves., and Ridge Row
  • O'Hara Hall (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • McGurrin Hall (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Hyland Hall (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Brennan Hall (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The University of Scranton, a Jesuit college, was established in 1888 as St. Thomas College and achieved university status in 1938. It spreads across several blocks of downtown Scranton, occupying purpose-built structures and preexisting buildings adapted for their new use.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "University of Scranton", [Scranton, 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, 488-488.

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