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Renovated Lion Shrine Opens to Pedestrians

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Pennsylvania’s second-most photographed landmark is open for business again after an intensive renovation this summer. What once sat simply on a pile of mulch is now surrounded by a series of rock walkways and a handicap ramp, along with other landscape improvements.

The Lion Shrine renovation project was put in motion by the Class of 2012, which pledged more than $50,000¬†to the Nittany Lion Shrine Historical Display and Beautification campaign as part of the senior class gift. The shrine was originally the Class of 1940’s gift, constructed by architect Heinz Warneke.

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The new shrine includes a handicap accessible ramp, which is probably the most important improvement with the area. Brighter LED lighting was installed to make the area safer and more aesthetically pleasing at night. Additionally, a history marker is planted off to the side to illustrate the rich history of the area.

Check out our photo album, and if you’re in town for the game this weekend, it’s worth stopping by for a new picture with the Lion!

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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