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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Harris Mansion

 
 
John Harris Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. John Harris Mansion Marker
Inscription. Built by John Harris Jr., founder of Harrisburg, in 1764-66. It was Simon Cameron's home, 1863-89, and many famous people visited there. It is now home of the Dauphin County Historical Society.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.392′ N, 76° 52.728′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on S. Front Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Between Mary and Washington Streets. 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. John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); John Harris Sr. Grave Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrisburg Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cumberland Valley Railroad Bridge (about 500 feet away); The Crowne Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Executive Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Peanut House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Salem Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Simon Cameron related markers.
John Harris Mansion image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. John Harris Mansion

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
John Harris Mansion image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, September 15, 2008
3. John Harris Mansion
John Harris Mansion, north side, showing the north bay, the last alteration to the mansion. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, April 28, 2009
4. John Harris Mansion, north side, showing the north bay, the last alteration to the mansion.
John Harris Mansion, south side, showing the solarium added by Simon Cameron image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, April 28, 2009
5. John Harris Mansion, south side, showing the solarium added by Simon Cameron
John Harris Mansion seen from a nearby parking garage. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, October 3, 2007
6. John Harris Mansion seen from a nearby parking garage.
Interior decoration of parlor image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, September 8, 2013
7. Interior decoration of parlor
Two rooms were made into one by Simon Cameron and redecorated to include this elaborate molding between wall and ceiling.
 
 
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