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

Old Brick Capitol

 
 
Old Brick Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. Old Brick Capitol Marker
Inscription. The first State Capitol on this site was designed and built by Stephen Hills, 1819-1821. It was first occupied by the Legislature on January 2, 1822, and was used until destroyed by fire, February 2, 1897.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.867′ N, 76° 53.045′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Third Street. Click for map. Marker is on the left side of the Visitor's Entrance to the Capitol. 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. State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Capitol Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Present State Capitol Building (about 300 feet away); Public Sector Unionism (about 300 feet away); Grace United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); John Frederick Hartranft (about 500 feet away); Pennsylvania State Archives and The State Museum of Pennsylvania (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); Payne-Shoemaker Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Sculpture at top of Capitol Steps. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
2. Sculpture at top of Capitol Steps.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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