Match Factory Renovations

American Philatelic Research Library

Match Factory Renovations

American Philatelic Research Library

Institution Type:


Project Class:

 Historical Renovation, Library, Office Building

Project Delivery System:

 General Contractor

Construction Type:


When the American Philatelic Society outgrew its headquarters, it decided to purchase and renovate this six-acre, 18-building abandoned historic match factory near downtown Bellefonte, PA. Extensive renovations transformed the old brick structures into the society’s new headquarters and multiple tenant spaces from three of the buildings. The exposed brick and wood timber structure remain exposed throughout the library and offices. A small post office on loan from the Smithsonian Museum of American History was reconstructed in one of the buildings.

Details and Awards

Total Square Feet


Start Date


Substantial Completion



100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823


American Philatelic Research Library
Bellefonte, PA 16823


Vitetta Architecture
Wormleysburg, PA 17043

Civil Engineer

Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers
State College, PA 16801

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