Share our heritage | Oak Hall Store

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photos are from Samuel Everhart.

He submitted these two photos of the Oak Hall Store. Everhart wrote of the first photo “The Oak Hall Store, early 1900, owned and operated by Ralph Lowder.”

Of the second photo, he wrote: “The Oak Hall Store later owned by John Gilliland until it was razed to accomodate the State College bypass.”

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.