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Penn State University Old Main

State Line, PA, United States
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As a Penn State alumni and the father of three graduates, you could say I have made a few visits to State College throughout the years. One of the most iconic buildings on the Penn State Campus is known as "Old Main". The building, originally called Main Building, was the location of the first building constructed on the campus. The original building was constructed in 1867 shortly after the university was formed and then rebuilt in 1930. There are lots of great stories associated with the building, but one of my favorites is about Old Coaly. Limestone for the building was quarried directly from the grounds of the campus. One of the mules used to move the limestone blocks was named Old Coaly. Old Coaly was so well liked that after his death, his bones were preserved and are still on display on the campus.
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Old Main
Old Main
One of the earliest buildings on the Penn State Campus with lots of great stories

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