Bellefonte Academy

Bellefonte Academy was a historic school building located at Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. The original building was built in 1805, as a two-story, rectangular limestone building. It was enlarged between 1839 and 1845, with the addition of two bays and wings to the north and south. After a fire in 1904, the building was rebuilt with the addition of a third story and the addition of a portico with six Tuscan order columns and Classical Revival style details. The wings were enlarged in 1913. Also on the property was the headmaster's house.[2]

Bellefonte Academy
Bellefonte Academy is located in Pennsylvania
Bellefonte Academy
Location in Pennsylvania
Bellefonte Academy is located in the United States
Bellefonte Academy
Location in United States
Location225 W. Bishop St., Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°54′37″N 77°46′47.6″W / 40.91028°N 77.779889°W / 40.91028; -77.779889Coordinates: 40°54′37″N 77°46′47.6″W / 40.91028°N 77.779889°W / 40.91028; -77.779889
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1805, 1839–1845, 1904, 1913
ArchitectRobert Cole (1904 expansion)
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference No.76001617[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP1976,
Removed from NRHPDecember 17, 2008

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It was delisted in 2008, after it was destroyed by fire on July 14, 2004. It was also included in the Bellefonte Historic District.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Michael Helm and Madeline L. Cohen (July 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Bellefonte Academy" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ Marquis, Albert Nelson, ed. (1908). Who's Who In America. Vol. 5. Chicago, IL: A. M. Marquis & Company. p. 1749 – via Google Books.

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