Lehigh University's Packer Hall, South Bethlehem, PA, circa 1876.
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Credit: Capt., Franklin, Ellis, History of the Northampton County. Philadelphia, 1877.

The first building specifically constructed for Lehigh University, Packer Hall housed a chapel, classrooms, offices, drafting rooms, and dormitories. In the early 1900s, Lehigh won national attention for its engineering and scientific programs. Building on Asa Packer's bequest, Lehigh would build up an endowment of more than a billion dollars in the early twenty-first century.

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