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Remodel uncovers building history

June 27, 2014 10:45AM

Remodel uncovers building history
The old shuffleboard courts inside Kelce Hall were uncovered recently during a remodel of the Office of Information Services offices.

A remodeling project inside the Kelce College of Business has uncovered a portion of the building’s rich history.

While pulling up the floors as part of a remodel for the Office of Information Services, workers uncovered the old shuffleboard and basketball courts that were used when the building was College High School.

College High closed in 1971, and the building was dedicated as Kelce Hall in 1975. Randy Roberts, university archivist and dean of library services, said the courts were most likely covered up in 1974 during the transition remodel.

“That was very cool to see,” said Angela Neria, PSU’s chief information officer. “We knew they were there under our current flooring, but we didn’t think they’d be in such good shape.”

Neria said the current remodeling project will lead to a collaboration room for OIS, which will allow them to conduct meetings and brainstorming sessions.

“It will be a place where we share ideas and solve problems,” she said.

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