Home, 1861-1888, of Civil War Secretary of the Commonwealth, who as assistant to Governor Andrew Curtin had leading role in mobilizing State's men and resources for war. Elected State Assemblyman, State Treasurer. Born 1818, died 1888. House is now office of Evangelical Home.
Erected 1968 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 58.565′ N, 76° 53.262′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is on Westbranch Highway (U.S. 15) 0.2 miles north of William Penn Drive (County Route 1018), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7055 Westbranch Highway, Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catholic Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewisburg Cross-Cut Canal (approx. ¾ mile away); Daniel F. Green (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Tasker H. Bliss (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bucknell University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ludwig Derr (approx. 1.1 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewisburg.
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Regarding Eli Slifer. According to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: "The Slifer House, formerly headquarters of the Evangelical Home, is now a period museum run by the Albright Care Services."
Also see . . .
1. Albright Care Services: Slifer House. The Slifer House Museum is a grand Victorian mansion built by Eli Slifer as a "country estate" for his family. (Submitted on June 12, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Eli Slifer - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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