Exton Square Mall
The Exton Square Mall is a shopping mall located in the Exton census-designated place, in West Whiteland Township in Chester County, United States. The mall features a parking food court, it is located at "the crossroads of Chester County" at the intersection of U. S. Route 30 Business and Pennsylvania Route 100; the mall is anchored by Macy's, Boscov's, Sears, contains over 100 smaller stores and a food court. The Exton Square Mall is shaped as a square, with the southern half of the mall two floors and the northern half one floor. Macy's is located at the center of the mall while the other two anchor stores and the food court are on corners of the mall, it is owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. The Exton Square Mall is located in the unincorporated community of Exton in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania at the northeast corner of the intersection between east-west US 30 Bus. and north-south PA 100. The intersection between US 30 Bus. and PA 100 is known as "the crossroads of Chester County".
The mall is located near the US 30 bypass of Exton, the US 202 expressway, the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority bus routes 92 and 204 stop at the mall at the Exton Transportation Center, providing access to West Chester, King of Prussia and Paoli; the Exton Square Mall is served by Krapf Transit Route A bus which provides service to West Chester and Coatesville and Evening Link bus which provides service to Coatesville. The mall is near the Exton station, served by the Paoli/Thorndale Line of SEPTA Regional Rail and Amtrak's Keystone Service and Pennsylvanian; the Exton Square Mall has a market area that covers most of Chester County along with the western portion of Delaware County, the western portion of Montgomery County near Pottstown, the extreme southern portion of Berks County, the extreme eastern portion of Lancaster County. The Exton Square Mall contains three anchor stores; the largest is Macy's, 181,200 square feet in area and opened with the mall in 1973 as Strawbridge & Clothier before becoming Macy's in 2006.
The second largest is Boscov's, 178,000 square feet in area and opened in 1999 as part of a mall expansion. The third largest is Sears, 144,301 square feet in area and opened in 1999 as part of the mall expansion. There is a 118,000-square-foot anchor spot used by Round One Entertainment since 2016, it opened as JCPenney 2000 as part of the mall expansion, but closed in 2014.. Round One only occupies the upper level remains vacant. In addition to the anchor stores, the mall has over 110 smaller stores including American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor Loft and Zumiez; the mall contains a food court with 13 spaces. The mall is shaped as a square, with the first floor looping around the southern half of the mall and the second floor looping around the whole mall. Macy's is located in the center of the square, with Sears at the northwest corner, the food court at the northeast corner, Boscov's at the southwest corner, the former JCPenney at the southeast corner; the Exton Square Mall complex contains several facilities including the Chester County Library at Exton, the Exton Transportation Center with connections to the King of Prussia mall, medical facilities.
The Main Line Health at Exton Square is located within the mall between Boscov's. The design of the facility is similar to buildings; the Exton Square Mall was built by The Rouse Company in 1971 and 1972 and opened its doors in August 1973. The mall had Strawbridge & Clothier, surrounded by a ring of smaller stores; as part of developing the Exton Square Mall, The Rouse Company was responsible for restoring the Zook House, a historic 18th century farmhouse that existed at the site of the mall. By the 1990s, the mall, which had no major renovations, was starting to show its age, leading to plans for expansion. In 1992, the mall proposed adding two anchor stores. In 1995, plans were made by The Rouse Company to expand the Exton Square Mall, in which the size of the mall would be doubled; the Rouse Company purchased 12 acres near the mall to be used for the expansion. Boscov's and JCPenney signed leases to open locations at the Exton Square Mall in 1996 with Sears following in 1997. In September 1997, West Whiteland Township supervisors approved the expansion of the Exton Square Mall.
Groundbreaking for the expansion took place in December 1997. In 1998, the Zook House, which had served as the mall management office, was relocated to make way for the new Boscov's store; the expansion added three new anchor stores, a new food court, two parking garages, a completed second level. The expanded mall was designed to reflect the agricultural heritage of Chester County. In addition to expanding the mall, The Rouse Company improved US 30 Bus. and PA 100 near the mall at a cost of $3 million. Boscov's, the new food court opened in 1999. Construction concluded in May 2000 with the opening of 48 new stores; the expansion of the mall cost $125 million. The number of stores in the Exton Square Mall increased from 95 to 150 and retail space expanded from 435,000 square feet to 980,000 square feet; the expansion turned the Exton Square Mall into the first regional mall in Chester County. In 2003, The Rouse Company sold the Exton Square Mall along with the Cherry Hill Mall, Echelon Mall, Moorestown Mall, Plymouth Meeting Mall, The Gallery at Market East to PREIT for $548 million.
In 2005, Federated Department Stores pur
Downingtown High School
Downingtown High School is a secondary school located in Downingtown and Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania. Population growth in the burgeoning Downingtown Area School District forced the original Downingtown High School to split into two campuses: Downingtown High School East Campus and Downingtown High School West Campus. While still considered one school, the two campuses are regarded as separate entities. While the West Campus is located on the original high school's campus within Downingtown, the East Campus is located in Lionville, the northern side of Exton, Pennsylvania; the mascot for Downingtown East is the cougar, for the whippet. Both schools' colors are blue and gold, a similarity that recalls that the two campuses were once one school. A healthy rivalry exists between Downingtown West. Both schools have won titles in different sports. Downingtown East and West campuses field the following sports: Fall Cross country Field hockey Football Golf Soccer Tennis Volleyball Marching Band Winter Basketball Ice Hockey Indoor track & field Swimming & diving Wrestling Spring Baseball Softball Lacrosse Tennis Track & field Downingtown High School has many clubs, from marching band to the ski club.
The Student Council forms many committees and community service programs throughout the year. Both schools have FBLA-PBL clubs which had nine students qualify for the national competition in 2003, seven students qualify for the national competition in 2014, five qualify in 2015; the combined school's marching band has participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Citrus Bowl Parade and the Indy 500 Parade. In 2011, the band performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade for the second time. Extracurriculars activities include: Student Council National Honor Society Theatre Association Music Ensembles Afro Appreciation Club Ecology Club Ski Club Academic Team Schools for Schools Robotics Club German Club French Club Spanish Club Japanese Club Photography Club Key Club Science Olympiad Gay-Straight Alliance Movie Critics Club Travis Cantrell, soccer player Dave Days, musician Pat Devlin, football player Becky Edwards, soccer player Arlen Harris, football player Brian Kelly, lacrosse player Tyler Kroft, football player Kyle Lauletta, football player Tina Nicholson, basketball player Daniel Ochefu, basketball player Jeff Parke, soccer player Scott Petri, Pennsylvania state representative Curt Schroder, Pennsylvania state representative Sara Shepard, author of Pretty Little Liars Paul Siever, football player Brian Sims, Pennsylvania state representative Tora Suber, basketball player Zack Steffen, soccer player Elijah Wilkinson, football player Greg Wilson, soccer player and coach Downingtown High School East website Downingtown High School West website Downingtown High School Alumni Association Downingtown High School Music Parents Association Blue and Gold Marching Band Rose Parade website Downingtown East theatre website Downingtown West theatre website
A carillon is a musical instrument, housed in the bell tower of a church or municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord. A traditional manual carillon is played by striking a keyboard – the stick-like keys of which are called batons – with the fists, by pressing the keys of a pedal keyboard with the feet; the keys mechanically activate levers and wires that connect to metal clappers that strike the inside of the bells, allowing the performer on the bells, or carillonneur/carillonist to vary the intensity of the note according to the force applied to the key. Although unusual, real carillons have been fitted to theatre organs, such as the Christie organ installed at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, in London. A carillon-like instrument with fewer than 23 bells is called a chime; the carillon is the second heaviest of all extant musical instruments, only ranking behind the largest pipe organs.
The heaviest carillon in the world weighs over 100 short tons, whereas the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia weighs 287 short tons. The word "carillon" is said to originate from the French quadrillon. In German, a carillon is called a Glockenspiel. In medieval times, swinging bells were first used as a way of notifying people of imminent church services, for such as fires, storms and other secular events. However, the use of bells to play melodic musical compositions originated in the 16th century in the Low Countries; the first carillon was in Flanders, where a "fool" performed music on the bells of Oudenaarde Town Hall in 1510 by using a baton keyboard. Major figures in the evolution of the modern carillon were Pieter and François Hemony working in the 17th century, they are credited as being the greatest carillon bell founders in the history of the Low Countries. They developed the carillon, in collaboration with Jacob van Eyck, into a full-fledged musical instrument by casting the first tuned carillon in 1644, installed in Zutphen's Wijnhuistoren tower.
The World Carillon Federation defines a carillon as "A musical instrument composed of tuned bronze bells which are played from a baton keyboard. Only those carillons having at least 23 bells may be taken into consideration."The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America defines a carillon as "a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard permitting control of expression through variation of touch. A carillon bell is a cast bronze cup-shaped bell whose partial tones are in such harmonious relationship to each other as to permit many such bells to be sounded together in varied chords with harmonious and concordant effect." The GCNA defines a "traditional carillon" as one played from a carillon mechanical baton keyboard, a "non-traditional carillon" as a musical instrument with bells, but played by automated mechanical or electro-mechanical means, or from an electrical or electronic keyboard. Since each note is produced by an individual bell, a carillon's musical range is determined by the number of bells it has.
Different names are assigned to instruments based on the number of bells they comprise: Carillons with between 23 and 27 bells are referred to as two-octave carillons. Players of these instruments use music arranged for their limited range of notes. A concert carillon has a range of at least four octaves; this is sometimes referred to as the "standard-sized" carillon. The Riverside Carillon in New York City has the largest tuned carillon bell in the world, which sounds C2. Travelling or mobile carillons can be transported; some of them can be played indoors—in a concert hall or church—like the mobile carillon of Frank Steijns. Poorly tuned bells give an "out of tune" impression and can be out of tune with themselves; this is due to the unusual harmonic characteristics of foundry bells, which have strong overtones above and below the fundamental frequency. There is no standard pitch range for the carillon. In general, a concert carillon will have a minimum of 48 bells; the range of any given instrument depends on funds available for the fabrication and installation of the instrument: more money allows more bells to be cast the larger, more costly ones.
Older carillons can be transposing instruments transposing upward. Most modern instruments sound at concert pitch. A carillon clavier has both a pedal keyboard. Carillon music is written on two staves. Notes written in the bass clef are played by the feet. Notes written in the treble clef are played with the hands. Pedals may continue up to two and half octaves. In the North American Standard keyboard, all notes can be played on the manual; because of the acoustic peculiarities of a carillon bell, music written for other instruments needs to be arranged for the carillon. The combination of carillon and other instruments, while possible, is not a happy marriage; the carillon is far too loud to perform with most other concert instruments. The great exceptions to this are some late twentieth- and early twenty-first century compositions involving electronic media and carillon. In these compositions
Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities; the Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the U. S. and second largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area. The city's primary industries include healthcare, public administration and both professional and semi-professional services. Lancaster hosts more electronic public CCTV outdoor cameras per capita than cities such as Boston or San Francisco, despite controversy among residents. Lancaster was home to James Buchanan, the nation's 15th president, to congressman and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens. Called Hickory Town, the city was renamed after the English city of Lancaster by native John Wright, its symbol, is from the House of Lancaster. Lancaster was part of the 1681 Penn's Woods Charter of William Penn, was laid out by James Hamilton in 1734.
It was incorporated as a borough in 1742 and incorporated as a city in 1818. During the American Revolution, Lancaster was the capital of the United States for one day, on September 27, 1777, after the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, captured by the British; the revolutionary government moved still farther away to York, Pennsylvania. Lancaster was capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812, after which the capital was moved to Harrisburg. In 1851, the current Lancaster County Prison was built in the city, styled after Lancaster Castle in England; the prison remains in use, was used for public hangings until 1912. It replaced a 1737 structure on a different site; the first paved road in the United States was the former Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, which makes up part of the present-day U. S. Route 30. Opened in 1795, the Turnpike connected the cities of Lancaster and Philadelphia, was designed by a Scottish engineer named John Loudon McAdam. Lancaster residents are known to use the word "macadam" in lieu of asphalt.
This name is a reference to the paving process named for McAdam. The city of Lancaster was home to several important figures in American history. Wheatland, the estate of James Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States, is one of Lancaster's most popular attractions. Thaddeus Stevens, considered among the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives, lived in Lancaster as an attorney. Stevens gained notoriety for his abolitionism; the Fulton Opera House in the city was named for Lancaster native Robert Fulton, a renaissance man who created the first functional steamboat. All of these individuals have had local schools named after them. After the American Revolution, the city of Lancaster became an iron-foundry center. Two of the most common products needed by pioneers to settle the Frontier were manufactured in Lancaster: the Conestoga wagon and the Pennsylvania long rifle; the Conestoga wagon was named after the Conestoga River. The innovative gunsmith William Henry lived in Lancaster and was a U.
S. congressman and leader during and after the American Revolution. In 1803, Meriwether Lewis visited Lancaster to be educated in survey methods by the well-known surveyor Andrew Ellicott. During his visit, Lewis learned to plot latitude and longitude as part of his overall training needed to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1879, Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful "five and dime" store in the city of Lancaster, the F. W. Woolworth Company. Lancaster was one of the winning communities for the All-America City award in 2000. On October 13, 2011, Lancaster's City Council recognized September 27 as Capital Day, a holiday recognizing Lancaster's one day as capital of the United States in 1777. Lancaster is located at 40°02'23" North, 76°18'16" West, is 368 feet above sea level; the city is located about 34 miles southeast of Harrisburg, 70 miles west of Philadelphia, 55 miles north-northeast of Baltimore and 87 miles northeast of Washington, D. C; the nearest towns and boroughs are Millersville, Willow Street, East Petersburg, Landisville, Mountville and Leola.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles, of which, 7.4 square miles of it is land and 0.14% is water. Lancaster has a humid subtropical climate with hot or warm summers; as of the 2010 census, the city was 55.2% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, 5.8% were two or more races. 39.3 % of the population were of Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 56,348 people, 20,933 households, 12,162 families residing in the city; the population density was 7,616.5 people per square mile. There were 23,024 housing units at an average density of 3,112.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 61.55% White, 14.09% African American, 0.44% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 17.44% from other races, 3.94% from two or more races. 30.76 % of the population were Latino people of any race. The largest ethnic groups in Lancaster as of recent estimates are: Puerto Rican 29.2% German 21.2% African American 12.8% Irish 8.6% English 8.2% Italian 4.1% Dominican 3.2% Polish 2.0% Scottish 1.9% Mexican 1.8% Cuban 1.7% West Indian 1.0%In 2010, 29.2% of Lancaster residents were of P
West Chester East High School
West Chester East High School is a public four-year high school located in West Goshen Township, Chester County, United States, near West Chester. Established in 1973 as the second high school in the West Chester Area School District, East is one of three high schools operating in the West Chester area. Newsweek ranked East 420 out of the top 1,000 high schools in America in 2015. East earned a rank of 36 in Philadelphia Magazine's overview of the best 100 public schools in the Philadelphia area in 2012. In 2008, West Chester East had a student body of 1470 students. Students who attend J. R. Fugett Middle School attend East. West Chester East draws its student body from East Goshen Elementary, Exton Elementary, Glen Acres Elementary, part of Fern Hill Elementary. Communities served by West Chester East include sections of West Goshen Township, West Chester borough, East Goshen Township, West Whiteland Township, Westtown Township. West Chester East serves about half of the Exton census-designated place in West Whiteland Township.
East’s athletic teams compete as the Vikings in the Ches-Mont League, a District One affiliate of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. West Chester East High School is located at the corner of Ellis Lane and Paoli Pike, on the border of West Goshen Township and East Goshen Township, just east of the borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania; the building itself is located in West Goshen, as are the school's numerous athletic fields, which include the football Stadium. The baseball and softball fields compete across Ellis Lane on Price Fields at West Chester East, located in East Goshen Township, which were constructed in 2003. With the opening of East High School, the district began splitting the student's population with B. Reed Henderson High School located in the borough. All students from Fugett and some students from Stetson Middle School would attend W. C. East until 2006, with the opening of Rustin High School; the district began a large renovation project in the 1990s, with East’s project beginning in 2003 and ending in 2006.
This included renovations to the existing building and athletic fields, as well as construction of new baseball fields, a new science wing for the school, a new basketball gymnasium. Among East's extracurricular offerings, athletics is the most popular. West Chester East, along with Henderson and Rustin, competes in the Ches-Mont League, a fourteen high school sports league located in Chester County; the school's Theatre Company is quite popular. They begin the year with a fall play, present a musical in late February, a student written and directed One Act Festival in the spring, they participate in the Critics and Awards Program for High School Students in which the critic team has been nominated as well as many others in the fields of performance and technical theatre. East has had great success in other activities; the student run organization K. A. R. E. A community service group is quite popular; as is the JLCC. However the largest group in school is the international business competition DECA, which boasts two international first-place winners, one in 2006 and one in 2008, as well as state leaders including the state president from 2007 to 2009.
East DECA maintains the largest chapter in Pennsylvania. East has had success with its Academic Team, to nationals for the past sixteen years. Beginning competition in the American Computer Science League in 2009, the school's programming team earned 3rd place in their division in the 09-10 season. Bam Margera, actor and reality show personality Brandon DiCamillo, actor and reality show personality Jess Margera, drummer of the bands CKY, Viking Skull, The Company Band and Gnarkill Missy Rothstein, TV reality show personality and ex-wife of Bam Margera Deron Miller, singer/guitarist for the bands CKY, World Under Blood and 96 Bitter Beings Chris Raab and reality show personality Rake Yohn and chemist. Matt Schaub, NFL quarterback Kyle Gallner, best known for Veronica Mars, The Haunting in Connecticut and A Nightmare on Elm Street Graham Rogers, best known for Revolution and Ray Donovan East home
Marriage called matrimony or wedlock, is a or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity; when defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding. Individuals may marry for several reasons, including legal, libidinal, financial and religious purposes. Whom they marry may be influenced by gender determined rules of incest, prescriptive marriage rules, parental choice and individual desire.
In some areas of the world, arranged marriage, child marriage and sometimes forced marriage, may be practiced as a cultural tradition. Conversely, such practices may be outlawed and penalized in parts of the world out of concerns of the infringement of women's rights, or the infringement of children's rights, because of international law. Around the world in developed democracies, there has been a general trend towards ensuring equal rights within marriage for women and recognizing the marriages of interfaith and same-sex couples; these trends coincide with the broader human rights movement. Marriage can be recognized by a state, an organization, a religious authority, a tribal group, a local community, or peers, it is viewed as a contract. When a marriage is performed and carried out by a government institution in accordance with the marriage laws of the jurisdiction, without religious content, it is a civil marriage. Civil marriage recognizes and creates the rights and obligations intrinsic to matrimony before the state.
When a marriage is performed with religious content under the auspices of a religious institution it is a religious marriage. Religious marriage recognizes and creates the rights and obligations intrinsic to matrimony before that religion. Religious marriage is known variously as sacramental marriage in Catholicism, nikah in Islam, nissuin in Judaism, various other names in other faith traditions, each with their own constraints as to what constitutes, who can enter into, a valid religious marriage; some countries do not recognize locally performed religious marriage on its own, require a separate civil marriage for official purposes. Conversely, civil marriage does not exist in some countries governed by a religious legal system, such as Saudi Arabia, where marriages contracted abroad might not be recognized if they were contracted contrary to Saudi interpretations of Islamic religious law. In countries governed by a mixed secular-religious legal system, such as in Lebanon and Israel, locally performed civil marriage does not exist within the country, preventing interfaith and various other marriages contradicting religious laws from being entered into in the country, civil marriages performed abroad are recognized by the state if they conflict with religious laws.
The act of marriage creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved, any offspring they may produce or adopt. In terms of legal recognition, most sovereign states and other jurisdictions limit marriage to opposite-sex couples and a diminishing number of these permit polygyny, child marriages, forced marriages. In modern times, a growing number of countries developed democracies, have lifted bans on and have established legal recognition for the marriages of interfaith and same-sex couples; some cultures allow the dissolution of marriage through annulment. In some areas, child marriages and polygamy may occur in spite of national laws against the practice. Since the late twentieth century, major social changes in Western countries have led to changes in the demographics of marriage, with the age of first marriage increasing, fewer people marrying, more couples choosing to cohabit rather than marry. For example, the number of marriages in Europe decreased by 30% from 1975 to 2005.
In most cultures, married women had few rights of their own, being considered, along with the family's children, the property of the husband. In Europe, the United States, other places in the developed world, beginning in the late 19th century and lasting through the 21st century, marriage has undergone gradual legal changes, aimed at improving the rights of the wife; these changes included giving wives legal identities of their own, abolishing the right of husbands to physically discipline their wives, giving wives property rights, liberalizing divorce laws, providing wives with reproductive rights of their own, requiring a wife's consent when sexual relations occur. These changes have occurred in Western countries. In the 21st century, there continue to be controversies regarding the legal status of married women, legal acceptance of or leniency towards violence within marriage, traditional marriage customs such as dowry and bride price, for
Widener University is a private university in Chester, Pennsylvania. The university has one in Wilmington, Delaware. Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, the school was established in Delaware, it became The Alsop School for Boys from 1846 to 1853, Hyatt's Select School for Boys from 1853 to 1859. Military instruction was introduced in 1858, the school changed its name in 1859 to Delaware Military Academy, it became Chester County Military Academy. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892 and adopted the Widener name in 1972. About 3,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students attend Widener in eight degree-granting schools; the university offers associate's, master's, doctoral degrees in areas ranging from traditional liberal arts to professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Widener as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution. Widener University was founded in 1821 as the Bullock School for Boys preparatory school in Wilmington, Delaware, by John Bullock.
Bullock operated the school until 1846, when it was sold to Samuel Alsop and renamed the Alsop School for Boys. In 1853, the school was sold to Theodore Hyatt and renamed the Hyatt's Select School for Boys, again in 1859 to the Delaware Military Academy. In 1862, the school moved to Pennsylvania. By act of assembly on April 8, 1862, the Pennsylvania legislature incorporated the school as a university under the name of Chester County Military Academy. In 1865, the school moved to Chester and occupied the building which would become the Old Main building of the Crozer Theological Seminary. By 1868, the school relocated to its current location. From 1892 to 1972, the school was known as Pennsylvania Military College and was under the direction of General Charles Hyatt. In 1869, Pennsylvania Military College was the first school to have a U. S. Army detail to receive federal arms for training. In 1904, the school was recognized on the first list of distinguished institutions published by the U. S. War Department.
In 1923, "American March King" John Philip Sousa wrote and dedicated "The Dauntless Battalion" march to PMC's President, the faculty and the cadets of PMC. Sousa had been presented with an honorary doctor of music degree by the college in 1920, he was impressed by the cadet cavalry horsemen. In 1966, the school changed its name again to PMC Colleges, which incorporated Pennsylvania Military College as well as Penn Morton College, which had a non-military, co-educational curriculum; the school expanded the Chester campus from 25 acres to 90 acres. Graduate programs were introduced in 1966, female students were first enrolled in 1967. In 1972, the institution was renamed Widener College to honor the memory of Eleanor Elkins Widener, the maternal grandmother of Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. a generous supporter of the organization over four decades and a member of the prominent Widener family of Philadelphia. The Corps of Cadets disbanded; the School of Law was acquired in 1975, split in 2015 to become two separate law schools: one on the Delaware campus and another in Harrisburg.
In recognition of its comprehensive offerings, Widener College became Widener University in 1979. Today, Widener is a four-campus university offering more than 80 programs of study; the Manor House was designed and built by Jonathan Edwards Woodbridge in 1888 at 14th and Potter Street. It was a wedding gift to his wife, Louise Deshong, was named "The Louise", it was modeled after the late 19th-century English country manor style and is unique for its hand-made brick construction. The house was given to the city of Chester as a home for young women. In 1976, Widener University purchased the home for use as a student residence, it became home to the Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority. The home is used by Widener University as a student dormitory; the Old Main and Chemistry Building were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Throughout its long history, the university has undergone several name changes; the following table details the various names Widener has held over the years as well as any significant organizational changes that occurred during each period.
Widener consists of four campuses, the Main Campus in Chester, plus campuses in Wilmington, Harrisburg and Exton, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1866 after the school moved to Chester, the 108-acre main campus consists of over 100 buildings and serves all undergraduate day students as well as Continuing Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute students, graduate students. Widener's graduate programs include business, engineering, social work, physical therapy, clinical psychology; the School of Law, which opened in 1976 on the Delaware Campus, consists of 16 buildings across 40 acres and is 12 miles from the Main Campus. It contains the School of Law as well as the Legal Education Institute; some classes for Continuing Studies students and graduate business students are held here. The 21-acre Harrisburg Campus, opening in 1989, contains the School of Law and has graduate programs in nursing and social work held there. In July 2015, Widener School of Law, which used to be one school sitting on the Delaware and Harrisburg campuses, split to become Delaware Law School in Wilmington and Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg.
Starting in 2004, the Exton Camp