Muncy Normal School

Muncy Normal School (HM29VO)

Location: Muncy, PA 17756 Lycoming County
Buy Pennsylvania State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 41° 12.245', W 76° 47.259'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Muncy Normal and High School, erected in 1873, was an architectural masterpiece of its day! In its early catalogues it was described as "centrally located, and commands a magnificent view of the entire valley. The Susquehanna Water Gap, six miles below, and the North Mountain, twenty miles in the opposite direction, can be distinctly seen from its upper windows."
The curriculum of the school included: 1) teachers and normal; 2) college preparatory; and 3) business.
In 1908, the school needed more space so they acquired the former Lycoming Mutual Fire Insurance building on South Main Street, directly in front of the Normal School. The "Executive Building" offered additional classrooms, offices and a reading room.
Many of Muncy's homes operated as boarding places for out-of-town residents and were described in the school's catalogue as "good boarding and well-furnished rooms in pleasant homes in quiet parts of the town, at reasonable rates..." In 1911, rates were $3.50 per seven-day week; $2.50 to $3 per five-day-week.
About 1922, when the Muncy Normal School became a branch of the Mansfield State College, its function became primarily a teacher education institution until 1927.
The building continued in use as a grade and high school until 1932 when Muncy built its native stone school house on West Penn Street.

Seed and Grain

In 1938 the Normal School was razed to make way for Hoffman Seed and Grain Company. By processing corn and grain and selling across the East Coast, the mill remained in business until the latter part of the 20th Century.
The Hoffman Seed and Grain Co. had several storage facilities for collecting and processing seed corn that was shipped all over the northeast. When the plant was razed, the McCarty Apartments were built on the vacant lot.
Dial and Discover Muncy's Walking Tour
(570) 308-3003 Stop #107
HM NumberHM29VO
Placed ByMuncy Historical Society and Museum of History, PA DCNR, Susquehanna Greenway, et al
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 350117 N 4562953
Decimal Degrees41.20408333, -76.78765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 12.245', W 76° 47.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 12' 14.7" N, 76° 47' 15.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 S Market St, Muncy PA 17756, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?