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Wyoming Seminary

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1844 established. Market St. and Sprague Ave.

The Methodist Conference founded Wyoming Seminary as a preparatory school, and within a few years it had completed the first buildings, Darte, Fleck, and Swetland halls, a range of sturdy brick buildings that traced the evolution of styles from Greek Revival to Italianate. These were followed by several vaguely Richardsonian Romanesque buildings: Nelson Memorial Hall by Kipp and Podmore (1887), whose tower was retained when the chapel/auditorium was demolished after the 1972 flood, and Nesbitt Hall by M. B. Houpt (1894). Adjoining the campus at Market Street and Maple Avenue is the former Kingston Presbyterian Church (c. 1907), an exuberant essay in brick and stucco by Olds and Puckey.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Wyoming Seminary", [Kingston, 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, 474-474.

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