Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
MINUTES OF MEETING
Historical Site Commission
April 12, 1976
Present: Commission members Fisher, Krauss, Casher, Ramsey, Flood, and Peters.
Meeting called to order at 12:15 p.m. by Rob Fisher, Chairman.
a) STATE THEATER PROJECT
Nathan Krauss reported that he had spoken with some of the people responsible for restoring the Mishler Theater in Altoona. Although $459,000 has been put into that project so far it is only 59% complete. Since the income generated is not sufficient to maintain it, there exists a permanent committee responsible for seeking grants and aid.
Mr. Krauss also found that Bellefonte's State Theater has no heat or plumbing and advised caution in getting involved in so costly a venture.
Discussion included the suggestion to 1) decide on an end product and series of goals, 2) check feasibility of suggested uses, 3) get facts on various costs involved, 4) check into fire and safety code requirements.
b) TRAIN STATION PROJECT
Mr. Flood suggested that since the Model Railroad Club may be looking for quarters, the Chamber of Commerce might like to offer rental space in the basement of the Train Station, as was done in a similar building in
New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Nate Krauss volunteered to contact Dave Benson about this.
c) The Bylaws were discussed and some changes made. After each member receives and reads them, voting will take place at the next meeting.
The next meeting was set for Monday, May 10, at 12: 00 noon, Bonfatto’s Restaurant.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 p.m.
Historic Registration Project - April 12, 1976 *Working List*
Thomas Homestead, Bellefonte
Andrew Gregg Homestead, RD Centre Hall
Big Spring, Bellefonte
Centre County Courthouse
Centre Co. Library Building
John Schempf Home, Linden Hall
George Moellenbrock House and Barn, near Linden Hall
Kenneth Mayes House, Lemont
Hays Gamble Home ("Hill House"), Boalsburg
James Beck Round Barn, Rte 192 east of Centre Hall
Harris Homestead, Bellefonte
Linn House, Bellefonte
James Dunlop House, Bellefonte
Ex-Gov, Curtin House, Bellefonte
Centre Mills - old stone mill (1802), east of Madisonburg
John Blasko – Wm. F. Reynolds House
Stanford log house (site of Indian massacre), Penns Valley
L. T. Donoughe house, Bellefonte
Penn's Cave Hotel
Bush Arcade, Bellefonte
The Lemont House
Gordon Kissinger House, Branch Road, State College
Daniel and Ann Scott Residence, Lemont
Allen and Judy Shields Residence, Bellefonte
Janis Spalvins Residence, Boalssburg
Edna Raphael Residence, Boalsburg
Col. Johnston House, Boalsburg
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Peters Residence, 3ellefonte
Mud Church, Philipsburg
Nittany Inn, Nittany
E. R. Queer Residence, Spring Mills
Hastings Mansion, Bellefonte
Brockerhoff Hotol, Bellefonte
Andrew Murgas Residence and gothic outbuilding, Milesburg
In addition to this list, we have contacted nearly 100 other owners throughout the County and will soon be talking to them and will have our next Working List ready when the above is completed.