LOCK HAVEN — Samuel H. and Dr. Carol Fredericks loved all the things about Lock Haven University and they supported the college for several several years and in numerous techniques, some that will are living on for yrs to appear.
One particular of the most attractive presents from the couple is The Fredericks Relatives Guest Residence situated at 55 W. Key St., in Lock Haven.
The guest property, in which Sam and Carol lived for a lot of many years, has come to be the talk of the city in modern weeks as the 3-tale Victorian framework crafted in 1888 was place up for sale.
Sam and Carol donated their household to the Lock Haven College Basis in 1993 to be applied as a visitor home for distinguished readers to the University.
Sam died in 1999 and with Carol’s demise before this yr, the Basis has offered the household, and its contents will be bought at auction on Saturday, April 17.
All the proceeds from the sale of the household and its contents will go to the Foundation to be employed for college student scholarships and other systems to advantage students of the university.
The a few-story dwelling is decorated with unique 19th and early 20th century furnishings and artwork. The house is viewed as to be an important section of the metropolis of Lock Haven’s architectural heritage and is highlighted in the guide “Historical Lock Haven, An Architectural Survey,” published by the Clinton County Historic Society.
Whilst particulars of it is sale have not been disclosed, The Categorical has acquired that a local couple with a kid will be the subsequent family to move into the stately historic residence.
With the house bought, the Foundation is now getting ready for an auction to market the contents of the house, several of which are as historical and one of a kind as the dwelling itself.
The auction will be held on Saturday, April 17, at 9:05 a.m. Auctioneer Harry Schenck mentioned the sale will be a stroll-through auction on the premises. A preview of contents to be bought will be held Friday, April 16, when the community is invited to see the things, which involve a Steinway piano, Victorian home furniture, early trunks and fit instances loaded with photos and guides, home furnishings, lamps, glassware, artwork, antiques and collectibles… and numerous much more intriguing historical artifacts.
There’s a whole lot of desire in the auction, which is just one particular of several systems and gatherings by the yrs that have served to supply an training to hundreds of younger persons at Lock Haven University.
“Donors, like the Fredericks have been amazing ambassadors and advocates for Lock Haven College and our pupils,” explained Joseph T. Fiochetta, vice president for College Progression at LHU, who will work in collaboration with the LHU Basis Board of Administrators on its philanthropic packages and routines.
“Donors like the Fredericks provide the critical sources necessary to assist make an LHU education and learning reasonably priced. It is by way of the generosity of alumni, moms and dads, good friends, corporate associates, and the neighborhood that the Basis is capable to elevate the college and offer latest and long term students with the required cash to assist with their schooling. Philanthropy comes in numerous types and whether or not it is a reward by means of your will, a reward of serious estate or stocks, a distribution from a retirement account, or an outright reward — every greenback we raise instantly impacts the plans and scholarships that our learners need to have to obtain an very affordable, high-quality schooling,” Fiochetta claimed.
“Our donors are the purpose we are able to aid so several and we are grateful for all their assist. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage investment decision in the University, its mission, ambitions and plans in assist of college student achievements,” Fiochetta explained.
“The proceeds from the sale of the Fredericks residence and auction will go to help college student applications and scholarships. There are hundreds of academic and athletic places to aid,” he mentioned.
“Last yr, more than 550 pupils gained practically $700,000 in scholarship guidance, and nevertheless there is nevertheless a incredible amount of money of need to have unmet.
“It’s men and women like Sam and Carol Fredericks and their really like of offering that permits additional and additional pupils to come to be productive,” Fiochetta stated, encouraging everyone interested in starting to be a donor to call him at the LHU improvement office environment at 570-484-2083 or e mail [email protected]