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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Dressed in shorts and a YSU t-shirt, Dr. Randy Dunn supervises the moving in to the residence of the new Youngstown State University president.

The Dunn's will be the first to occupy the newly renovated Wick Pollock house after it's $4 million restoration.

"We're the inaugural residents of the house and we see that as just a great honor," Dunn says.

The house is 17,000 square feet and the president's residence will occupy the second floor.

"The first floor is really public space, large rooms for entertaining and university events. All of the furniture and period pieces down there are the university's and then we'll live above the store so to speak," he says.

Great care was taken where ever possible to restore the mansion to it's early grandeur, including some of the original windows from 1893.

"There's been a great deal of money and resources put in to restoring it in just a magnificent way," Dunn says.

The kitchen and baths have been upgraded with modern fixtures and appliances, but on much of the first floor the lighting and wall textures take you back to it's early days.

And just as appealing as the house is, the outside includes a large back terrace, manicured landscaping and beautifully restored gardens.

"You know it really is going to be a kind of crown jewel for the campus and the city as well," he says.

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