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Stop the demolition of our historic homes (706 North Allen)!

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The Moore family is proposing to demolish an historic contributing property to the National Registry of Historic Places, College Heights Historic District. Our neighborhood, steps away from Penn State is a critical piece of State College and the University's history.


The contributing home was built (~1925) and lived in for nearly 50 years by Fred and Mary Garner (nee Krumrine) and their children. Mary was the daughter of the Krumrine family whose historic farm home (built in 1852) is just steps away. The Krumrine farm was converted into College Heights, a neighborhood that is intimately coupled to Penn State's history. 

The home is sound and could be renovated, but the plans submitted to State College's Design Review Board are to demolish the building and replace with a one story modular home. Information provided to the historic review board can be found here:

Demolition is planned for May 10th or soon thereafter unless we can convince the Moore family to reconsider.

The historic homes are a critical element of the important social history and visual narrative of our community. Our homes and families are contributing to new stories and new memories.

We Are...Community members that urge the Moores to reconsider! 

We Are...Concerned citizens that appreciate historic properties and shared community heritage!

We Are...Neighbors that wish to influence positive change in our community!

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