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Governor Wolf Building (Easton High School)

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Easton High School
1893, John M. Stewart. 45 N. 2nd St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Easton's former high school celebrates native son George Wolf, governor of Pennsylvania from 1829 to 1835, and a champion of universal free public education. A Renaissance essay in yellow brick, it sprawls around a bold tower that is capped by an open belvedere framed by Corinthian columns, a dramatic statement of the school's civic role. Its most beloved feature is its “Penny Arch,” the memorial gateway that was paid for by schoolchildren's pennies; the globe that surmounts it is of Scottish granite.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Governor Wolf Building (Easton High School)", [Easton, 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, 265-265.

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