Historic Kevin D. Marlo “Little Theatre”, Harcum College / by Horace Trumbauer

Kevin D. Marlo Little Theatre, Harcum College / by Horace Trumbauer

I thought you might be interested in learning about the restoration of Harcum College’s (www.harcum.edu) “Little Theatre,” a historic center for arts and academics that will benefit the community and Harcum students. Over the years, the Theatre has served as a study hall, music salon and experimental theatre. Its restoration will allow the Theatre to once again showcase Harcum’s creativity and engage the community through performances, concerts and exhibits.

Kevin D. Marlo Little Theatre, Harcum College / by Horace Trumbauer

The newly-renovated Kevin D. Marlo Little Theatre is nestled in a ground floor wing of Melville Hall, a Classical style mansion built in 1896. It has said to be designed by the leading architectural firm of the day, Horace Trumbauer Architectural Firm. While the exterior walls of the Little Theatre are original quarried stone and remain the same, the interior has been extensively remodeled to include new energy efficient ventilation and lighting, recyclable bamboo flooring, and a new brick walkway. In keeping with the environmental aspect of the design, the windows have been replaced with new energy efficient windows. Its new design combines history with the 21st century.

Kevin D. Marlo Little Theatre, Harcum College / by Horace Trumbauer

Although a grand opening event is planning for May 6, 2011, Harcum College recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate its completion.

Kevin D. Marlo Little Theatre, Harcum College / by Horace Trumbauer

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