Benjamin West House

Benjamin West House

Summary:

Public Safety and Visitor information

Parking:

The nearest visitor/accessible parking is the Bond parking lot.

Entrance:

The main entrance is accessible via ramp.

Stairs:

There is one stairway in the rear of the building to upstairs offices.

Elevator:

None

Restrooms:

There is an accessible unisex restroom in the first floor lobby.

Safe Waiting Area:

None

Benjamin West House Floorplan

Benjamin West House 1st floor

Map Key:

iconEntrance iconStairs
iconAccessible Entrance iconSafe Waiting Area
iconRestroom iconElevator
iconAccessible Restoom   

Destinations in Benjamin West House include:

Floor Key:
  • (1) First Floor
  • (2) Second Floor
Departments and Facilities:

About Benjamin West House:

The Benjamin West House serves as the campus welcome center and is the site of the Public Safety Office, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The building is traditionally regarded as the birthplace of noted early-American artist Benjamin West (1728-1820), who made major contributions through his support for young artists, such as Gilbert Stuart and Charles Wilson Peale, as well as through his own painting. The College's art collection includes West's Penn's Treaty with the Indians, presented by West to the College in 1872. The building is designated a national historic landmark.