Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gutted by fire in 1896, the rebuilt house (owned by Clyde F. Daley) was converted to a souvenir shop and museum. Next door to "Lee's Headquarters," the home (owned by Eric and Sarah Larson) was converted to a tourist home. With the increased visitation to Gettysburg, especially for the 75th Anniversary and Reunion in 1938, Daley and the Larsons constructed cottages, two of many tourist camps that sprang up along the Lincoln Highway. Lee's Headquarters camp offered seven cabins. Each had a bath, shower, steam heat, and beds with innerspring mattresses for $1 to $4 a night.
In 1945, the Larsons purchased Lee's Headquarters property from Daley and over the years made numerous improvements. The resulting motel eventually became affiliated with the Quality Inn motel/hotel chain.
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 50.114′ N, 77° Click for map. Located in front of the Quality Inn on the west edge of Gettysburg. Marker was in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of the Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Virginia Artillery (about 400 feet away); This Breastwork (about 500 feet away); Ewell's Corps (about 500 feet away); Elsie Singmaster (about 600 feet away); Habitat of Seminary Ridge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. On the left is a photo of Larson's Cottages in the 1940s; now Larson's Quality Inn, Chambersburg Road.
Also see . . . The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on June 3, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil •
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