Scranton State School for the Deaf: Building Four


The original building here was a building for miners to stay at when they were in Scranton, PA. The owner of the mine allowed those from out of town to stay in his home while they were doing temporary work. It was then purchased by the Scranton State School for the Deaf and used as a home for the superintendent. Just this past year, the entire Scranton State School for the Deaf was purchased by Marywood University. The University came to my class for ideas on what to do with the building. I believe that the home should be restored to it’s fullest potential while still respecting the history. But I also know that it needs to serve a purpose for the University. So I came up with the idea to turn the building into an Inn for out of town guests. The Inn is to be run by the students in the hotel restaurant management program at Marywood.