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James McCormick Mansion

 
 
James McCormick Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. James McCormick Mansion Marker
Inscription. This house was built in 1869 by James McCormick, Jr. (1832-1917), a noted banker, industrialist, community leader and member of one of Harrisburg's oldest families. His father, James McCormick Sr., was one of the early Presidents of Dauphin Deposit Bank (now Allfirst Bank). James Jr. succeeded his father in this role as did his son Donald m. McCormick, resulting in the family having leadership roles in the bank for over a century from 1840 to 1945. the house is one of the best surviving examples of the stylish mansions which would rise on Front Street after the Civil War. Second Empire in architectural style, the edifice is beautifully executed in design and detail. the house stayed in the McCormick family until Donald willed it to the Harrisburg Public Library (now Dauphin County Library System) upon his death in 1945. the house remained the property of the Library until 1976 when it was sold for professional offices. It has since undergone several restorations and remains a true landmark of mid-19th Century Harrisburg.
Photo
Photographed circa 1875 shortly after the Mansion's construction.

 
Erected by The Harrisburg History Project Commissioned by Mayor Stephen R. Reed.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, The Harrisburg History Project
James McCormick House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
2. James McCormick House
marker series.
 
Location. 40° 15.554′ N, 76° 53.07′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swenson Plaza Flood Memorial (here, next to this marker); Harrisburg Public Library Dauphin County Library System (here, next to this marker); The People’s Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Walnut Street Bridge (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The People’s Bridge (a few steps from this marker); The Calder/Olmsted/McCormick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Governors’ Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Greetings to Future Harrisburgers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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