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Wallingford in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Paul P. Harris

1868-1947

 

—Founder of Rotary International —

 
Paul P. Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 24, 2016
1. Paul P. Harris Marker
Inscription.
In this brick building, constructed by his great-grandfather in 1818, Paul P. Harris attended school as a youth and received his elementary education. Many years later, Mr. Harris expressed the conviction that it was during his boyhood in Wallingford that he learned the basic ideals which became the cornerstones of Rotary International; destined to become a World-wide service organization. This former schoolhouse is now maintained as a Memorial to Paul P. Harris by Wallingford Rotary.
 
Erected 1966 by Board of Historic Sites.
 
Location. 43° 28.388′ N, 72° 58.56′ W. Marker is in Wallingford, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on N. Main Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles north of School Street (Vermont Route 140), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 N. Main Street, Wallingford VT 05773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kingsley Grist Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Thomas Morgan House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brown Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away);
Wideview of Paul P. Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
2. Wideview of Paul P. Harris Marker
A. W. Gray & Sons (approx. 7.2 miles away); Middletown Springs War Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); George Schmitt (approx. 8.5 miles away); Village of Mechanicsville (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
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Paul P. Harris Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
3. Paul P. Harris Memorial Building
Built in 1818
Another Paul P. Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
4. Another Paul P. Harris Marker

Wallingford VT.
The boyhood home
of
PAUL P. HARRIS
Founder of Rotary International
This building is dedicated by
Rotarians of the 37th District
comprising the states of
Vermont and New Hampshire
as a tribute to the man who has
exemplified the Rotary motto
"Service Above Self"

Building erected 1818
by James Rustin
Great Grandfather of Paul P. Harris
Location of the other Paul P. Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
5. Location of the other Paul P. Harris Marker
Just to the right of the Memorial Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016.
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