Governor Wolf houses 50 residential units perfect for individuals and families interested in being a part of a vibrant community. Exquisite architectural features include stained glass windows, a bell tower, and a Penny Arch—an elaborate stone entryway with a marble globe at the pinnacle that was commissioned in 1859, completed in 1893 and paid for, in part, by pennies donated by local children.
Named after George Wolf, 7th governor of Pennsylvania in the early 1800s, the Governor Wolf building housed one of the first public high schools in Pennsylvania and accommodated a junior high school, an elementary school, and the McCartney Law school over the course of more than a century. In the early 1990s Northampton County updated and occupied some of the office space, however, much of the property was underutilized and began to show its age. With a community fiercely protective of the historic significance of the property, restoration was the natural course of action.