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Wilkes University (Bucknell College, Wilkes College)

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Bucknell College, Wilkes College
1933 established. Bounded roughly by S. and W. River, S. Franklin, and W. Ross sts.

Founded as a junior college by Bucknell University ( UN19) in 1933, it was renamed Wilkes College in 1947 when it became an independent four-year institution, then designated Wilkes University in 1990. In addition to its recent purpose-built structures, the university occupies numerous nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century mansions built by the industrial elite.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Wilkes University (Bucknell College, Wilkes College)", [Wilkes-Barre, 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, 465-465.

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