Gracemere Honors House Renovation

Rosemont College is purchasing this picturesque Queen Anne Victorian home, known as Gracemere, to create a living learning community for the College's honors students (the program was reinstituted in 2010). Alba B. Johnson, former owner of Baldwin Locomotive, built the three-story, 7,000 square foot home in 1888 for his family.

This highly synergistic, cost-effective project allows Rosemont College to simultaneously achieve important goals:

  • Increase undergraduate enrollment and retention - especially of high-achieving students.
  • Enhance student learning by providing a living learning community for honors students.
  • Preserve the physical and architectural integrity of the Rosemont College campus.
  • Facilitate completion of Rosemont's master plan.
  • Maintain the quality of life in the neighborhood.
  • Strengthen and deepen community engagement.