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Harrisburg Institute

 

Messiah College is partnering with the Harristown Development Corportation to provide a new location for the Harrisburg Institute and the Harrisburg Residential Program. The new home is located on Dewberry Street at the corner of Chestnut in downtown Harrisburg. The building will provide several offices for the Harrisburg Institute, meeting space, a resident director's apartment and housing for 25 students.

The project will be completed by August 15, 2007.

Questions regarding the project should be directed to Kathie Shafer, Vice President for Operations.

Questions regarding the work of the Harrisburg Institute should be directed to David Hietala, Director of the Harrisburg Institute.

Questions regarding housing opportunities should be directed to Craig Dalen, Director of Community Life in Harrisburg.

Update (August 10, 2007)
The work is completed at the Harrisburg Institute. The contractor is completing punch list items. Furniture is being delivered August 14-16. The elevator has passed inspection and we are waiting for the city to issue an occupancy permit. We are ready for students to move in.

Update (July 30, 2007)
The work at the new home of the Harrisburg Institute is finishing up. In the next two weeks there will be required inspections, delivery of furniture and small items to complete. The building will be ready for students to move in at the end of August.

Update (July 1, 2007)
Work continues to progress ahead of schedule.

  • All cabinets are installed
  • Painting is completed
  • VCT tile flooring is installed
  • Ceiling tiles are being installed
  • Lighting is being installed
  • Carpet is being installed
  • Work on the new stair tower is progressing
Update (June 2, 2007)
  • Drywall is hung on the second floor and the painters have begun to prime everything.
  • Cabinets to start being installed the week of June 4th.
  • Exterior work continues to proceed as scheduled.
Update (May 4, 2007)
Work continues to proceed as scheduled. On the interior, framing out of all the spaces is finishing up and dry wall will soon be hung. Exterior repair work on the brick is finishing up and windows on the second floor have been installed.

Pictures:
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Tower Entrance with Parking
2nd Floor Hallway Complete
Exterior Entrance with Mailboxes
Plaza and Parking
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RD Kitchen
     
       
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Exterior Entrance
Apartment Kitchen
Classroom
Doors to be Installed
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Entrance Looking on Chestnut
Entrance Tile
   
       
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Workroom
Elevator Install
Exterior Stair Tower
Public Restroom Tile
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Residence Room
Second Floor
Second Floor Hallway
Shower
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Stair Tower
RD Apartment
2nd Floor Hallway Carpet
ADA Apartment
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Elevator
Public Restroom
   
       
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RD Apartment
2nd Floor Hallway
2nd Floor Room
Exterior Entrance
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Break Room
Brick and Window Work
Dry Wall Work
Second Floor Room
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Second Floor Shower Unit
Stud Work
   
       
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RD Apartment
2nd Floor Work
Classroom Space
Foundation for Entrance Addition
   
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Harrisburg Institute Exterior
Interior Work
Interior Work in 1st Floor Lounge Space
Office Space