The first phase of the Residential Revival sponsored by the Foundation for IUP gets underway this spring at the university.
Two new buildings—one along Grant Street between Eleventh Street and Pratt Drive and the other along Pratt Drive toward Maple Street—are slated for completion by the Fall semester of 2007. The low-rise residences will accommodate more than seven hundred students, most in two- and four-person suites, and will also house student services.
The southwest corner of Grant Street and Pratt Drive will look quite different soon. The building above will rise on the southwest corner of Grant Street (to the right) and Pratt Drive (to the left).
The campus greenhouse in the foreground and the Administrative Annex behind it will be demolished, along with Wahr Hall, only barely visible behind the two buildings.
Wahr Hall was built in the late fifties and named for Corinne Menk Wahr ’16. At the time of its construction, it sat next to the college football field.
The steel sculpture Transitions, fabricated and placed on campus in 1983 through the efforts of three art students, will be relocated. The sculpture is at right, in front of the evergreens. Looking east on Grant Street, a section of Wahr Hall is visible. This entire area will be transformed.
In the first phase of the Residential Revival, part of the stone wall along Pratt Drive will be demolished (and the parking lot that borders it closed). The stone inscription of Mike O’Hara (whoever and wherever he is) will remain intact for the near future.