The Byers House
Richard O. and Gwen Byers
543 Clarence Avenue
Richard Byers was Associate Professor of Journalism in Penn State’s School of Journalism. He taught there for eleven years until he resigned in 1961 to pursue an independent career as an investment counselor.
The house is conveniently located on a quiet street within walking distance of the University campus. The design is quite unique among Heidrich’s oeuvre. While not obvious at first glance, the structure is split level with two stories to the right and a tall great room to the left.
This rear view emphasizes the simplicity of the design.
The SE corner view shows stacked bedroom windows.
The NW corner view shows windows for the living area by the door plus dining and kitchen windows to the right and more bedroom windows to the left.