“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Walnut Place

Walnut Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Walnut Place Marker
Inscription. Located just across N. Fourth Street from Strawberry Square is Walnut Place, a slice of old downtown Harrisburg comprised of a series of late 19th and early 20th Century restored buildings and storefronts. Pictured here is the Rodearmel/German House, situated on the southeast corner of N. Fourth and Walnut Street, and a neighboring structure, both erected circa 1855 as single-family homes. the corner property's first floor was later converted to a drug store as shown in this photo when this area of the downtown started to become commercial, although the neighboring properties still were primarily residential. They were later converted or replaced with commercial buildings. Walnut Place was threatened by the wreckers ball in the 1970's at the time Aberdeen Street was widened to handle increased traffic to Market Street. however, through recognizing Walnut Place's intrinsic charm and historic qualities, the City of Harrisburg worked with local developers, property owners and retailers to rehabilitate all of the buildings on the block. The City also provided site improvements including sidewalks, trees, period lighting and a courtyard to the rear of the structures. The block is now comprised of quaint shops and restaurants which, when contrasted with the surrounding high-rise buildings, creates a diverse urban setting.
Rodearmel/German House at N. Fourth and Walnut Streets circa 1895.

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 marker series.
Location. 40° 15.775′ N, 76° 52.87′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Fourth Street, on the left when traveling east on Walnut 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. Underground Railroad (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Leaders, Stewards and Advocates (within shouting distance of this marker); Technical High School & Old City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Trailblazers (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Capitol Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 104th Cavalry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 72 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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