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By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
Col. Timothy Green Marker
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Dauphin — Col. Timothy Green
In the graveyard to the south rests Timothy Green, officer in the French and Indian War; signer of the Hanover Independence Resolves in June, 1774; an outstanding leader of this region in the Revolution. — Map (db m12506) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Dauphin — Fort Hunter
Stockaded blockhouse, built 1755-56, on the site of present Fort Hunter Museum. Used to protect the frontier and as a supply base in building Fort Augusta. Abandoned and fell to ruins after 1763. — Map (db m1511) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Dauphin — Fort Hunter History
Prior to European settlement this land was inhabited by the Susquehannock and Delaware Indian tribes.

*Around 1750 Samuel Hunter married the widow Catherine Chambers and settled here to run her gristmill.

*The Fort at Hunter’s Mill or Fort . . . — Map (db m85934) HM

Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Dauphin — Pennsylvania Slavery
Slavery was entwined with Pennsylvania’s earliest colonial history. Governor William Penn, founder of the colony in 1681, owned eleven enslaved people. A century later, Pennsylvania passed the 1780 Gradual Emancipation law. This allowed for the . . . — Map (db m85972) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Dauphin — Simon Girty
(1741–1818). Frontiersman known as the “Great Renegade” was born nearby. Captured by Indians, 1756, he lived among the Senecas and learned their language and culture. Following his release, he became an interpreter for the . . . — Map (db m1587) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Dauphin — Slavery at Fort Hunter
From 1786 to the early 1830s, over twenty enslaved people lived and worked at Fort Hunter. Their parents and ancestors had been stolen from Africa. The McAllister family, who created all of Fort Hunter’s earliest surviving buildings, was one of the . . . — Map (db m85939) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Dauphin — United States Slavery
At the birth of the United States in the 1770s, slavery was firmly embedded in its fabric. Blacks stolen from Africa were shipped to America as part of a lucrative trade system. Most enslaved people lived in the South, but about 10% lived in the . . . — Map (db m85973) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Duncannon — Clark's Ferry Bridge Company
William Jennings - President Christian W. Lynch - Vice-president William Wills - Secretary Patrick F. Duncan - Treasurer Frank M. Masters - Chief Engineer Ralph Modjeski - Consulting Engineer Paul P. Cret - Consulting Architect The Vang . . . — Map (db m19710) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Elizabethville — Eisenhower Ancestral Home
Built in 1854 by Jacob F. Eisenhower Grandfather of Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States of America From this farm the family migrated to Kansas in the summer of 1878. — Map (db m12495) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Grantville — Fort Manada
In this vicinity stood James Brown's log house-fort, named Fort Manda when garrisoned as an outpost of Fort Swatara from January, 1756 to May, 1757. Its usual complement consisted of 21 officers and men. No description of the fort has survived. — Map (db m12508) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Grantville — Hanover Church
About two miles north is the site of this pioneer Presbyterian church founded in 1736. First pastor was Richard Sankey. In the graveyard are buried many first settlers and veterans of frontier wars and the American Revolution. — Map (db m31302) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Grantville — Hanover Resolves
The earliest resolves for independence in the State. Drawn June 4, 1774, by Col. Timothy Green and eight Hanover Township patriots. They committed their cause to "Heaven and our Rifles" — Map (db m31307) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Halifax — Fort Halifax
Just west of this point stood Fort Halifax. It was built in 1756 by Col. William Clapham, and was one of the chain of frontier forts built to protect settlers in this region during French and Indian War days. — Map (db m12503) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Halifax — Pennsylvania CanalEastern Division
This Division was built, 1826-33; operated until 1901. Here, at old Clark's Ferry Towpath Bridge, the State's great inland canal traffic in iron, coal, and lumber crossed the Susquehanna. Lykens Valley coal trade, by way of Wiconisco Canal, joined . . . — Map (db m6901) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — “Never Again”
    This memorial to the Holocaust, once a dream for survivors who settled in this community, became a reality in 1994 and was rededicated in 2007.     The monument represents a spiritual reminder of the darkest chapter of history, when Hitler . . . — Map (db m6279) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — 104th Cavalry
This tablet erected by The Veterans Association of the 104th Cavalry and the active members of the regiment in memory of the officers and men who died in service of their country dedicated 12 June 1971 on the fiftieth . . . — Map (db m6715) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — 333 Market Street
At 341 feet in height, 333 Market Street represents the pinnacle of Harrisburg's robust skyline and is not only the city's tallest building, but also the tallest of any building located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Built in 1977 as part of . . . — Map (db m6686) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — A. Carson Stamm Residence
This stately Georgian Revival-styled edifice at 333. S. Thirteenth Street was completed in 1909 as the home of prominent Harrisburg attorney A. Carson Stamm (1863-1939); The building is unique both in location as a single home nestled within the . . . — Map (db m31292) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Abraham Lincoln
On February 22, 1861, while journeying to Washington for his Inauguration, Lincoln stopped at the Jones House, on this site. From the portico of the hotel, he addressed a large crowd gathered in Market Square. — Map (db m6577) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Bellevue Park
The centerpiece of improvements to Harrisburg's marvelous park system, launched in 1902, was the "Crown Jewel" of Reservoir Park situated at the city's summit. Adjacent to this summit, flowing to the south, were the open fields of an old farm named . . . — Map (db m6889) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Bishop McDevitt High School
Standing picturesquely upon a slope rising to the summit of Reservoir Park and at the apex of Market Street's climb from Center City is Bishop McDevitt High School, primary parochial secondary school serving the City of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg . . . — Map (db m6888) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Breeze Hill
Quietly nestled at the corner of 21st Street and Bellevue Road is a true historic landmark: the home of the internationally recognized founder of the American Civic Association and modern-day American Rose Society, J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948). . . . — Map (db m6893) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Broad Street Market
The Broad Street Market consists of the oldest continuously operated market houses in the United States. By the advent of the Civil War, Harrisburg began to develop north of North Street onto the newly subdivided lands of William Verbeke, John . . . — Map (db m6795) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — C. Delores Tucker(1927 - 2005)
Civil rights leader and activist for women, she was the first African American Secretary of State in the nation. Championed the PA Equal Rights Amendment and policies on affirmative action, voter registration by mail, and lowering the voting age to . . . — Map (db m6767) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Camel Back Bridge
A covered wooden bridge, designed by Theodore Burr, was built here in 1813-17; called "Camel Back" because of its unique arch design. The structure, partly rebuilt in 1847 and 1867, was replaced after severe flood damage in 1902. — Map (db m6375) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Camelback and Market Street Bridges
The bridge river crossing at this spot is Harrisburg's oldest and most historic. First to be erected was the Camelback Bridge, known for its irregular and "rolling" covered bridge profile and the first bridge to ever cross the Susquehanna River that . . . — Map (db m6376) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Camp Curtin
Harrisburg's Civil War importance as a transportation center and state capital became strikingly clear upon the fall of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, in April of 1861 when President Abraham Lincoln and Pennsylvania Governor . . . — Map (db m6489) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Camp Curtin
Here on 80 acres stood a great training camp of the Civil War. It was named after Andrew Gregg Curtin, Pennsylvania Governor, 1861-1867. Between April 1861 and April 1865, more military units were organized here than at any other Northern camp. — Map (db m6492) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Camp Curtin 1861 - 1865
In memory of more than 300,000 soldiers of the Civil War. The flower of the nation's youth and the maturity of her manhood, who passed into and out of this camp to the field of battle. A united country enjoys the fruits of their victory for liberty . . . — Map (db m6496) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Capitol Park
The deliberations during the first decade of the 19th Century through which Harrisburg prevailed in achieving State Capital status were in part spawned by the donation by John Harris, Jr., in 1785, of four acres of the oldest portion of Capitol Park . . . — Map (db m6696) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — City Island
This 63-acre Susquehanna River jewel and major tourism and recreational destination has lured human occupations not just since Harrisburg was founded and throughout the ensuing centuries but also by prehistoric native Americans beginning at least . . . — Map (db m7098) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Cumberland Valley Railroad Bridge
The coming of the railroad to Harrisburg in 1836 led to the construction of the first bridges to span the Susquehanna, since the building of the Camelback Bridge in 1817, which planted the seed for what would become the city's trademark of . . . — Map (db m44405) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Dauphin County
Formed March 4, 1785 from part of Lancaster County. The name honors the eldest son of the French King Louis XVI. Harrisburg, the county seat, was laid out in 1785 and chartered a city in 1860. Since 1812 it has been the State capital of Pennsylvania. — Map (db m6399) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Dauphin County Courthouse
Dauphin County's third and present courthouse since the 1785 creation of the County was completed in 1943 at this, the traditional and most prominent entrance to the City of Harrisburg. It replaced the second Courthouse, erected in 1860, which stood . . . — Map (db m6400) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Dauphin Deposit Bank Building
The structure across the street is the oldest bank building in the Harrisburg Metropolitan Area and stands as an icon to the financial institution that helped to fuel the City's growth since the 1830's. Survivor of several Economic Panics, the Civil . . . — Map (db m6632) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel
On the site directly across the street stood the Eagle Hotel, a three-story brick structure opened by George Buehler in January of 1812. It was here that Charles Dickens stayed when touring America in 1842 during which time he authored "American . . . — Map (db m6750) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Engleton
By the end of the 19th Century, Harrisburg's distinction as State Capital, transportation center and nucleus of industry unleashed development energy to keep pace with the pressing need for housing in the rapidly growing city. Builders emerged to . . . — Map (db m6254) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Executive Mansion
The second official Governor's residence occupied a site across this street. Originally a private home acquired in 1864, it was altered and enlarged by many of its occupants. In the 1880's it was referred to as "Keystone Hall." After 96 years of . . . — Map (db m6288) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Executive Mansion
The first official Governor's residence stood at this site. Purchased in 1858, it housed only two governors. Packer and Curtin. It was sold in 1864 when the second official residence which became "Keystone Hall," was acquired. — Map (db m6564) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Federal Square
One block northeast of Harrisburg's Market Square is located a place that became known by the end of the 19th century as Federal Square, the block bounded by N. Third, Locust, Court and Walnut Streets. Since 1877, this block has been the site of the . . . — Map (db m6695) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Firefighters' Memorial Monument
This statue, plaza and site perpetually commemorates the past and present dedication, skill and contributions of the men and women of the fires service of the City of Harrisburg and of this Commonwealth and Nation. Forever shall this site . . . — Map (db m6283) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Genevieve Blatt (1913 - 1996)
One of the most influential women in Pennsylvania politics in the 20th century. First woman to be elected to a statewide office, Secretary of Internal Affairs, and to be nominated by a major party to run for the U.S. Senate. Elected to the . . . — Map (db m6308) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — George J. Heisely Residence and the National Anthem
In the building at the northwest corner of N. Second and Walnut Streets lived George J. Heisely (1789-1880) who was a Harrisburg mathematical instrument and clockmaker. Heisely had joined the First Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia's First . . . — Map (db m6624) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Governor's Residence
This is the present home of the Governor of Pennsylvania. It was completed in 1968 and is the third official executive mansion located in Harrisburg. — Map (db m6245) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Governor's Residence
Opposite is the present home of the Governor of Pennsylvania. Designed in the Georgian Revival style, it was completed in 1968 and is the third official executive residence in Harrisburg. "Keystone Hall," an earlier Governor's residence, located . . . — Map (db m6247) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Governors’ Row
This fine collection of historic Front Street townhouses is the single most important row of homes that can be associated with the lives of early Pennsylvania Governors. The original houses on the block; Federal in style and dating to 1812 were . . . — Map (db m6374) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Grace Methodist Church
After the state capitol was destroyed by fire on February 2, 1897, this church building became the temporary quarters of the state legislature while the new capitol was being constructed. — Map (db m6726) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Grace United Methodist Church
This church, built between 1873 and 1878, can be said to have saved Harrisburg from losing its status as the Capital of Pennsylvania. Since 1809, efforts were made to return the Capital from its temporary location at Lancaster to Philadelphia where . . . — Map (db m6727) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Grand Opera House
On the southeast corner of N. Third and Walnut Streets stood the Grand Opera House, erected in 1873 at a cost of $160,000, by the Masonic Fraternity and designed by architect Frank E. Davis. Serving also as the Harrisburg Masonic Temple, lodge rooms . . . — Map (db m6748) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Greetings to Future Harrisburgers
In a shaft directly beneath this monument, in a metal cylinder is contained a documented history of Harrisburg from it's early beginnings along with evidences of the way of life in our time. It is our fervent hope that you will bring them to light . . . — Map (db m6337) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harris Switch Tower
By 1929, Harrisburg's growth as a freight and passenger rail hub in the eastern United States necessitated the introduction of new rail interlocking technologies to guide the convergence of high volume locomotive traffic through the city. At that . . . — Map (db m6849) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg
Pennsylvania's capital since 1812. As Harris' Ferry, was settled a century before by John Harris Sr. Laid out as a town in 1785 by John Harris Jr. For over 200 years a center of travel, trade and historic events. — Map (db m7107) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg
Pennsylvania's capital since 1812. As Harris' Ferry, was settled a century before by John Harris Sr. Laid out as a town in 1785 by John Harris Jr. For over 200 years a center of travel, trade and historic events. — Map (db m7110) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg
Pennsylvania's capital since 1812. As Harris' Ferry, was settled a century before by John Harris Sr. Laid out as a town in 1785 by John Harris Jr. For over 200 years a center of travel, trade and historic events. — Map (db m7159) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg Cemetery
Here is established Harrisburg's oldest and largest Cemetery and final resting place of many noted individuals of national, state and local importance in all walks of life. Chartered in 1845, the Cemetery was created just outside the limits of the . . . — Map (db m6851) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg Cemetery
This 35-acre cemetery, chartered by the Commonwealth and opened in 1845, is the oldest and largest in the capital city. It is noted for its ornate statuary, original caretaker's house designed by A.J. Downing, and late Victorian landscape . . . — Map (db m7109) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg Giants
Harrisburg-based Negro League baseball team founded around 1900 and operated by Colonel William Strothers until his death in 1933. One of 27 major Negro League teams across the nation, the Giants finished in second place in the Eastern Colored . . . — Map (db m7103) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg Hospital
Harrisburg Hospital, the city's first public hospital, opened in the former South Ward School building in 1873, beginning a course that today makes Harrisburg a major health and research center. The school faced Mulberry Street (now vacated) which . . . — Map (db m6600) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg Public Library Dauphin County Library System
Founded in 1889, the Harrisburg Public Library became a national model of 19th Century efforts to bring the world's information to community residents, a role that continues today. Its first home was at 125 Locust Street in a building erected by . . . — Map (db m6346) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg State Hospital
The first State mental hospital in Pennsylvania. Opened in 1851, a result of efforts by the noted humanitarian, Dorothea Lynde Dix, to improve this State's treatment of the mentally ill. The hospital is on the wooded hills east of this marker, . . . — Map (db m6474) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Hilton Harrisburg and Towers
When it opened amidst regalia and fanfare in the fall of 1990, the Hilton Harrisburg and Towers reclaimed Harrisburg's traditional role as Central Pennsylvania's primary destination for the lodging and conference industry. Although plans for a major . . . — Map (db m6556) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Historic Midtown Market District
Just prior to the Civil War, Harrisburg's northern development reached only as far as North Street, although its northern boundary extended to Herr Street under an annexation to the original Borough in 1838. In 1860, Harrisburg was incorporated as a . . . — Map (db m6794) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Hope Fire Station
Directly across this street stands the Hope Fire Station, oldest fire station in Harrisburg and one of the oldest in the U.S. It was originally owned by the Hope Fire Company, which was organized in 1814, and which built this building in 1871. . . . — Map (db m6740) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Italian Lake
As early as 1903, reference was made to a strip of ground at the "head of Second Street" above Division Street which would become part of the comprehensive parks improvement plan advanced by landscape architect Warren Manning of Boston at the start . . . — Map (db m6485) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — J. Donald Cameron(1833 - 1918)
U.S. Senator, 1877-97. Secretary of War under Ulysses Grant, 1876-77. President, Northern Central R.R., 1863-74. Son of Simon Cameron. His mansion here, acquired 1870, had many visitors and was the scene of major political and business decisions. — Map (db m6299) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — J. Donald Cameron Mansion
During the midst of the Civil War fury in 1863 would rise this magnificent residence, situated directly across this street, which was purchased in 1870 by J. Donald Cameron (1833-1918), son of Simon Cameron. The elder Cameron had served as President . . . — Map (db m6297) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — J. Horace McFarland(1859 - 1948)
Printer, horticulturist, conservationist, and "City Beautiful advocate. President, American Civic Association, 1904-24, and editor, "American Rose Annual," 1916-43. He worked successfully for preservation of Niagara Falls and creation of the . . . — Map (db m6280) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — James McCormick Mansion
This house was built in 1869 by James McCormick, Jr. (1832-1917), a noted banker, industrialist, community leader and member of one of Harrisburg's oldest families. His father, James McCormick Sr., was one of the early Presidents of Dauphin Deposit . . . — Map (db m6344) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Frederick Hartranft1830 - 1889
1861 - Raised 4th and 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers 1865 - Special Provost Marshall for Lincoln Conspirators 1866 - 1879 Governor of Pennsylvania, State Constitution Revised 1879 - Father of Modern National Guard of Pennsylvania 1886 - Medal . . . — Map (db m6716) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Harris' Gift
In 1785, the founder of Harrisburg set aside a four-acre lot, now this section of Capitol Park, to be held in trust for the use of the State. The Legislature accepted the gift, 1810, when it voted to make this city the capital. — Map (db m6713) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Harris Mansion
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. — Map (db m6598) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Harris Sr. Grave Site
Here lies John Harris, Sr., father of the founder of the City of Harrisburg, who emigrated from Yorkshire England in the early 18th Century to share in the opportunities of William Penn's new world. First locating in Philadelphia, Harris made his . . . — Map (db m6596) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Harris, Jr.1726 - 1791
Buried here is the founder of the city of Harrisburg. In 1785, he and five others planned and named the city. — Map (db m6826) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion
Here is situated the stone residence of John Harris, Jr. (1727-1791), the founder of Harrisburg, which he erected at the end of the French and Indian War in 1766. In 1785, the Borough of Harrisburg was laid out in the house's front parlor by Harris . . . — Map (db m6594) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Keystone Hall
Although Harrisburg was designated State Capital in 1810 and has had a State Capitol Building since 1822, it was not until just prior to the Civil War in 1858 that an official Governor's residence was procured. prior to that time, Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m6289) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Kunkel Building
This building was erected in 1914 as the home of the Mechanics Trust Company, a Harrisburg bank that later went "bust" during the Depression. the Bank was one of many of the era that made Harrisburg the region's financial center, a role the city has . . . — Map (db m6657) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Leaders, Stewards and Advocates1873-1913 — East State Street
By 1873, Bethel AME Church served three elements of the city’s Black population; those free before the Civil War, those emancipated and placed in Bethel’s care by the Freedman’s Bureau; and immigrants fleeing the South’s Jim Crow laws.

To . . . — Map (db m85932) HM

Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Lest We Forget
This statue erected by grateful parents of soldier sons in honor of those living and dead who served in the World War. This boulder from the foot of Round Top, Battlefield of Gettysburg — Map (db m6287) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Lincoln Cemetery
A landmark of central Pennsylvania's African American history. Established in 1827 by Wesley Union A.M.E. Zion Church. Among those buried here are T. Morris Chester, William Howard Day, Catherine McClintock, and at least 20 veterans of the Civil War. — Map (db m7111) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Lochiel Hotel and Colonial Theater
This building was erected in 1835 in the Greek Revival architectural style and was originally known as the Wilson Hotel. Such notables as Daniel Webster and singer Jenny Lind stayed here. It was a nationally known favorite of 19th Century political . . . — Map (db m6656) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Market Square
For over a century farm produce was sold here in market sheds and from wagons at the curbs. The first sheds were built soon after the city was laid out in 1785; the last were removed in 1889. Many inns faced the Square. — Map (db m6591) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Market Square
Here is situated the nationally renowned historic and contemporary urban hub of the City of Harrisburg and the Greater Harrisburg Metropolitan Area. Laid out as the center focus of John Harris, Jr.'s plan in 1785 when Harrisburg was a launching . . . — Map (db m6592) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Market Square Presbyterian Church
With its roots dating to 1794 and having evolved from the earlier Paxton Presbyterian Church east of the city in what would become Paxtang, the Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg originally met in rooms of the old jail, on Walnut Street, and in the . . . — Map (db m6576) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Maurice K. Goddard(1912-1995)
Served five governors from 1955 to 1979 in an extraordinary career as Secretary of the former Departments of Environmental Resources and Forests and Waters. Goddard significantly expanded the state park system, established state forest natural and . . . — Map (db m55523) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Mexican War Monument
Erected by the State of Pennsylvania 1868. Commemorative of her citizens who lost their lives during the War with Mexico in 1846, 47 & 48. — Map (db m81622) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Mira Lloyd Dock(1853 - 1945)
Botanist, educator, author, civic leader, conservationist, activist. She served on the State Forestry Reservation Commission, 1901-13. she catalyzed the birth of Harrisburg's "City Beautiful" movement in a speech to the Board of Trade, Dec. 20, . . . — Map (db m6255) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Mira Lloyd Dock Residence
Perhaps the single-most important event that would trigger the public's embrace of Harrisburg's City Beautiful movement was the speech given on the evening of December 20, 1900, to the Harrisburg Board of Trade by social reformer and . . . — Map (db m6257) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Moment of Mercy
By Sculptor Terry Jones The Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December of 1862, was one of the bloodier engagements of the American Civil War. On December 13th, Federal troops made repeated assaults against Confederate positions behind the . . . — Map (db m7272) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Mount Pleasant Press - The J. Horace McFarland Company
Located in this building at Mulberry and Crescent Streets was what became known as the "Switchboard of America," the printing business and national clearinghouse operation of J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948), one of Harrisburg's most famous national . . . — Map (db m6850) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Mulberry Street Bridge
The linkage of downtown Harrisburg with the emerging Allsion Hill at this location was established in 1891 with the opening of the original Mulberry Street Bridge. Hailed at that time by Harrisburg civic leader J. Horace McFarland as "the day . . . — Map (db m6659) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Brick Capitol
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. — Map (db m6768) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Capitol Building
When the decision was made in 1810 to designate Harrisburg the Pennsylvania State Capital, the prophecy of John Harris Jr.'s town plan of 1785 was realized. At that time, he donated four acres of land to the Commonwealth, a portion of which is now . . . — Map (db m6724) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Dauphin County Courthouses
Two Dauphin County Courthouses occupied this site at the intersection of Market St. and what was originally known as Raspberry Street, later appropriately renamed Court Street. John Harris, Jr.'s original plan for Harrisburg set aside this land for . . . — Map (db m6652) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Dauphin County Prison
The second Dauphin County Prison stood on the southeast corner of Walnut and Court Streets. Completed in 1841, it replaced a log structure erected circa 1792 at the time that the first Dauphin County Courthouse was built directly behind this . . . — Map (db m6749) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Harrisburg Academy/Dixon University Center
Founded in 1784 by John Harris Jr., through profits generated by his Ferry across the Susquehanna, the Harrisburg Academy erected this riverside campus in 1908. The school was officially incorporated through an Act of the State Legislature in 1809 . . . — Map (db m6479) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Pennsylvania Railroad Station
Harrisburg grew from its earliest days due to its strategic location as a gateway to western expansion, becoming one of the most important inland centers of U.S. transportation and trade. The development of rail lines along the same routes as the . . . — Map (db m6687) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Salem Church
Standing on land granted for religious purposes in 1785 by John Harris, this church was erected, 1822. It replaced one built of logs in 1787, the first church structure in present-day Harrisburg. — Map (db m6570) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Old Webster Elementary School
This marvelous Tudor Revival-styled facility is one of the oldest buildings in Harrisburg still standing that was originally erected for use as a school and is the oldest schoolhouse on Allsion Hill. Prior to the industrialization of eastern . . . — Map (db m31293) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Original Capitol Complex
When ten hilltop acres of William Maclay's farm were sold in 1810 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the ultimate erection of the Old Capitol Building, the sale was predicated upon Maclay's earlier prescribed directive establishing exactly . . . — Map (db m6690) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Parish Church of St. Lawrence (Former)
The prominence of Harrisburg's State Street, between the Capitol and the Susquehanna River, is enhanced by the presence of two Roman Catholic edifices. While the Cathedral of St. Patrick, closer to the Capitol, helps to capture the grandeur of the . . . — Map (db m6731) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Parson John Elder House
Although the original Borough of Harrisburg and its oldest neighborhoods comprise the area now occupied by the Central Business District, the city's oldest structure is ironically located at its eastern end amidst 20th Century development. This . . . — Map (db m6887) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxtang Manor
A tract of 1272 acres, now this part of Harrisburg, was first surveyed in 1732 for Thomas Penn, and was known as Paxtang Manor. It was sold, 1760, to three colonial settlers; Thomas Simpson, Thomas Forster, Thomas McKee. — Map (db m6277) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxton Church
A short way from here is early 18th century Paxton Church. The first pastor was installed in 1732. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, founder of Harrisburg, Senator William Maclay, and many other eminent leaders. — Map (db m6821) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxton Church
Organized as a congregation in 1732, with William Bertram as first pastor. The second pastor was the famed "Fighting Parson," John Elder. In the churchyard are buried John Harris, Jr., William Maclay and other notables of this region. — Map (db m6822) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxton Presbyterian ChurchFounded in 1716
The first building on this site, a log structure, was erected about 1716. Regular pastorate was established in 1726. The present stone building was erected in 1740 and was restored in 1931. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in continuous . . . — Map (db m6824) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Paxton Riflemen
Under Capt. Matthew Smith and Lt. Michael Simpson, a company of riflemen from Paxton Township marched to Quebec, Canada, to serve with Montgomery in the attack on that city on December 31, 1775. — Map (db m7130) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Payne-Shoemaker Building
The economic prosperity enjoyed nationally throughout the 1920's was clearly not lost upon Harrisburg's downtown development. By the decade's climatic conclusion there would rise a new generation of buildings in the city - those not traditionally . . . — Map (db m6717) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Canal
A State-owned canal system, built 1826-34, to connect Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lake Erie. The first lock on the canal to be dedicated, March 13, 1827, was "Penn Lock," 150 yards east. It was replaced in 1859 by Locks No. 10 and 11. — Map (db m6775) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Canal
The rise of Harrisburg's importance and distinction as one of the major transportation centers in the eastern United States was launched on March 14, 1827, by the laying of the cornerstone at the eastern end of Walnut Street downtown for the . . . — Map (db m6831) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Farm Show
First held in January 1917, the Farm Show took place each year at various Harrisburg locations until 1931, when it moved to the new Main Exhibition Building here. The Large Arena first opened for the 1939 show. From modest beginnings, the Farm Show . . . — Map (db m6252) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Pennsylvania Governor's Residence
The Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is located at a spot so stunning that it captures the essence of the Commonwealth's beauty through sweeping vistas of the Susquehanna at a point where the state's piedmont greets the blue mountains of the great . . . — Map (db m6249) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Pennsylvania State Archives
Created in 1903 as the Division of Public Records in the State Library, the State Archives safeguards and provides public access to records of state and local government and historical manuscripts. Dating from 1681, original records and papers . . . — Map (db m6743) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Pennsylvania State Archives and The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Established in 1903, the Pennsylvania State Archives was originally a division of the Pennsylvania State Library which was housed in the Old Executive Office Building (now the Matthew J. Ryan Legislative Office Building) located just south of the . . . — Map (db m6745) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Pine Street Presbyterian Church
After having split from the Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg in 1858, the newly formed congregation, which built this church, first met in the Chambers of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Completed in 1860, the limestone-constructed Pine Street . . . — Map (db m6719) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Present State Capitol Building
Upon the destruction of the Old Capitol Building in 1897, the sense of loss was quickly replaced by a new spirit of community advancement for which the construction of a new Capitol Building would act as catalyst. in order to continue the operations . . . — Map (db m6723) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Presidential Convention
The Whig Convention of Dec. 1839 met in this church and nominated Wm. Henry Harrison for president, John Tyler for vice-president. Popularized as "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too", they were elected, 1840. — Map (db m6660) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Public Sector Unionism
Efforts to organize public workers in PA resulted in Acts 111 in 1968 and 195 in 1970. Tens of thousands of public employees joined unions. The movement to unionize public workers began in the 1930's. was legislatively restricted in 1947 & given . . . — Map (db m6721) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Reily Hose Company No. 10
The explosion in the growth of Uptown Harrisburg in the last two decades of the 19th Century required the construction of a new fire station, the first to be located north of Reily Street. On July 11, 1885, the Reily Hose Company was organized and . . . — Map (db m6797) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Reservoir Park
This land, the largest park in south-central Pennsylvania, and which crowns the city's summit, contrastingly complements Harrisburg's magnificent riverfront. Originally known as Prospect Hill because of its lofty vantage points, the name was changed . . . — Map (db m6853) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King City Government Center
This building, the only municipal headquarters building in the world to be named after the civil rights leader, was built for and has served as Harrisburg's City Hall since June, 1982. As part of its efforts to revitalize Center City Harrisburg, . . . — Map (db m6605) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Riverfront Park
Harrisburg's distinction of having one of the most beautiful inland waterfronts in America is attributed to the growth and conservation of Riverfront Park. Through the foresight of John Harris, Jr., the founder of Harrisburg, 6.2 linear acres along . . . — Map (db m6401) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Saint Patrick's Cathedral
The magnificent Renaissance Revival-styled Seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg is the second to rise from this prominent State Street property. Completed in 1907, Saint Patrick's Cathedral replaced its more modest predecessor, which was . . . — Map (db m6728) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Simon Cameron School
Although Harrisburg's northern boundary when incorporated as a city in 1860 reached as far as Maclay Street, it would not be until the early 1890's that development widely occurred above Reily Street. Local homebuilder Benjamin Engle launched the . . . — Map (db m6796) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge
The master plan for the development of the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex was expanded at the close of World War I to include the erection of a colossal bridge which would memorialize those who fought in that War. Such a bridge would punctuate the . . . — Map (db m6829) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Soldiers Grove
This Grove is dedicated by a grateful Commonwealth in recognition of the Soldiers and sailors from Pennsylvania who served in any of our country's wars and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. — Map (db m6774) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
The evolution of the English and German-speaking Lutheran congregations in Harrisburg resulted in the establishment of a number of churches that has helped to enhance the city's fabric of sacred architecture and history. From the oldest site at . . . — Map (db m6730) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — State Arsenal
As early as the days of John Harris in the mid-18th Century, Harrisburg has well provided for the storage and distribution of military munitions and supplies. Even prior to the completion of the first state capitol building in 1822, an arsenal was . . . — Map (db m6852) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — State Capitol
This building, which replaced the old brick capitol, was designed by Joseph M. Huston, and erected, 1902-1906. It was dedicated on October 4, 1906, in the term of Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker. — Map (db m6770) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Strawberry Square Phase I
Phase I of Strawberry Square represents the birth of downtown Harrisburg's revitalization and renewal activity that commenced in the mid 1970's and was pursued with fervor in the 1980's and since. The demolition of the renowned Penn-Harris Hotel at . . . — Map (db m6747) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Strawberry Square Phase II
This block of historic buildings traces a glimpse of Harrisburg's 19th and 20th Century retail development. Restored as Phase II of the Strawberry Square shopping complex in the late 1980's and part of the Old Downtown Harrisburg Commercial Historic . . . — Map (db m6655) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Sunken Gardens
Throughout the 19th Century, lumbering on the Susquehanna River was a major industry. Logs were cut from the forests in the northern part of the state and floated down river to sawmills at Harrisburg and points further south. a popular place where . . . — Map (db m6285) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Swenson Plaza Flood Memorial
The enlargement and beautification of Swenson Plaza, completed in 1999, was proposed and initiated by Mayor Stephen R. Reed during ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of Harrisburg's devastating 1972 Flood caused by Tropical Storm Agnes. As a . . . — Map (db m6369) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Sylvan Heights Mansion
"The Acropolis of Harrisburg" is a way in which to describe this Greek Revival, temple-like edifice that rests on a mound of retaining walls jutting from Allison Hill. Although these walls are relatively recent, built when the structure was . . . — Map (db m6830) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — T. Morris Chester
Journalist, educator, lawyer. Born here, 1834. Taught in Liberia, 1857-61. Recruited Black soldiers in Civil War; noted as war correspondent. In Europe for freedmen's aid; was admitted to the English bar in 1870. Held major posts in Louisiana, . . . — Map (db m6658) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Technical High School & Old City Hall
Erected in 1910 and designed by noted Harrisburg architect Charles Howard Lloyd, this building served as the main boy's high school of the City of Harrisburg. Known as the Technical High School, the building replaced, on the same site, the . . . — Map (db m6691) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Calder/Olmsted/McCormick Mansion
The origins of the mansion at 105 N. Front Street can be attributed to William Calder, Jr. (1821-1880), Simon Cameron's business partner, banker and manufacturer. Calder's father had been a preeminent Harrisburg stage coach operator and helped to . . . — Map (db m6341) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Civic Club of Harrisburg
This building, one of only two to survive on the west side of Front Street and ensconced within the idyllic setting of Riverfront Park, was erected between 1901 and 1903 by William Reynolds Fleming as a single family home which he named "Overlook." . . . — Map (db m6329) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Claster Building
This building was erected in 1920 for the offices of the Pennsylvania Public Services Commission and was one of the first buildings in downtown Harrisburg intended to be leased for state offices. Originally known as the Claster Building, having been . . . — Map (db m6604) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Crowne Plaza
The current era of hostelries in Harrisburg can be defined as having begun in 1965 with the construction of the Holiday Inn Town, now The Crowne Plaza. Prior to that time, the Harrisburger and Penn-Harris Hotels, at Third and Locust and Third and . . . — Map (db m6561) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Stephen & Cathedral House
Although the Founder of Harrisburg, John Harris, Jr., was a member of the Church of England, it was not until 1826 that a permanent Episcopal church building was erected here. Consecrated on St. John's Day, 1827, by Bishop William White, who was . . . — Map (db m6333) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Harrisburg Cotton Factory and The Central YMCA
Founded in 1844 in London, England, by George Williams, the Young Men's Christian Association quickly grew in the United States with Harrisburg, in 1854, being one of the first eight cities in the nation to establish a chapter. Located at various . . . — Map (db m6732) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The John Crain Kunkel and Katherine Smoot Kunkel Memorial
In memory of U.S. Congressman John Crain Kunkel and Katherine Smoot Kunkel for their many years of service and dedication to the community. — Map (db m6300) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Johnston Building & Menaker Building
1906 was a banner year in Harrisburg for the construction of major buildings. The new State Capitol Building was completed that year and two "book-end" office structures were developed on Market Square. One was the eight-story Union Trust Building . . . — Map (db m6560) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Jones House
On this site, the southeast corner of Second and Market Streets on Market Square, stood the Jones House, a mid-Nineteenth Century Hotel, which later evolved into the larger Commonwealth Hotel and later, the Dauphin Building. It was here that Abraham . . . — Map (db m6550) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Marcus Reno Residence and Governors’ Home
In the house at 223 N. Front Street lived two 19th Century Pennsylvania Governors, William Bigler (1852-1855) and James Pollock (1855-1858). Also here resided U.S. Army Major Marcus Reno, the controversial survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn, . . . — Map (db m6330) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Obelisk
The soldiers and sailors of Harrisburg and Dauphin County who gave their lives during the Civil War were commemorated with the 1866 start-up of construction of the Obelisk in the center of the downtown intersection of N. Second and State Streets. . . . — Map (db m6729) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Old Executive, Library & Museum Building
By the late 1880's, the Old Capitol Building erected in 1822 was becoming limited in space due to the inevitable expansion of state government. A public debate ensued as to whether a new Capitol should be erected, although many had a sentimental . . . — Map (db m6746) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Old Waterworks
The development and evolution of Harrisburg's early public works infrastructure is captured through the unique Riverfront Park setting of the Old Waterworks, the original stone portion of which was constructed in 1841. At that time water was pumped . . . — Map (db m6736) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Peanut House(The Zimmerman House) — 1812-1991
On this site for nearly 180 years stood a two and a-half story brick building with ties to local, state and national history. Initially the home of early settler John Frey, the house was sold in 1817 to a noted clockmaker, Frederick Heisley, whose . . . — Map (db m6574) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Pennsylvania State Capitol
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission declares The Pennsylvania State Capitol A Commonwealth Treasure for all to protect and preserve as a vital architectural and artistic monument to government by and for all Pennsylvanians. — Map (db m6772) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The People’s BridgeVehicular Era - 1889 to 1972
Now the oldest bridge across the Susquehanna River, the People's Bridge was constructed in 1889 utilizing the Baltimore Truss and Phoenix Column in its innovative cast-iron design. It was erected by the People's Bridge Company, organized by the . . . — Map (db m6370) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The People’s BridgeLandmark Era - Since 1972
Built to pre-automobile specifications before the turn of the 20th Century, the People's Bridge by mid century earned the nickname, "Old Shakey," because of the noisy vibrations of its cast-iron superstructure under an ever-increasing volume of . . . — Map (db m6371) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Since its creation in 1905, The State Museum of Pennsylvania has collected, preserved, researched, and interpreted the cultural and natural history of the state. Over the years, the museum has greatly expanded its collections and modernized its . . . — Map (db m6742) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Tracy Mansion
The notable Tudor Revival-styled edifice situated at the southeast corner of N. Front and Muench Streets well exemplifies the grand Front Street mansions of the early 20th Century that would rise north of Forster Street. The house was built in 1917 . . . — Map (db m6250) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Trailblazers1839-1873 — Short Street
The second Bethel AME Church opened on Short Street on November 24, 1839. Bethel’s first pastors-Reverend Levin Lee (ca. 1833-1843), Reverend T.M.D. Ward (1843-1845), and Reverend Abraham Cole (1846-ca.1854) --- each helped increase interest in the . . . — Map (db m85917) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review
Excluded from a May 1865 "Grand Review of the Armies" in Wash., DC, U.S. Colored Troops from Penna. and Mass. regiments assembled here at State and Filbert Sts. on Nov. 14, 1865 for a parade honoring their courage during the Civil War. Grand Marshal . . . — Map (db m6773) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Underground Railroad
Harrisburg's prominent role in the advance of the Union cause leading to the Civil War was particularly evident by its sympathy in harboring former slaves who had escaped servitude from the South. As early as 1836, the Harrisburg Anti-Slavery . . . — Map (db m6688) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Underground Railroad
In the 1850's this area, known as Tanner's Alley, was important on the Underground Railroad. Fugitive slaves hid at Joseph Bustill's & William Jones's houses, a block apart. Frederick Douglass & William Lloyd Garrison spoke at Wesley Union AME Zion . . . — Map (db m6693) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Union Trust Building
Touted as "Harrisburg's First Skyscraper," the Union Trust Building was completed in 1906 and exemplified the beginning of Center City's 20th Century upward growth, particularly as spawned by the completion of the new State Capitol Building that . . . — Map (db m6607) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Walnut Place
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 . . . — Map (db m6694) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Walnut Street Bridge
This bridge, completed in 1890, is the oldest surviving structure to have spanned the Susquehanna River and is one of the largest multi-span, truss bridges ever fabricated by the nationally significant Phoenix Bridge Company. It is also the oldest . . . — Map (db m6372) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Walnut Street Bridge
Oldest surviving bridge over the Susquehanna. Opened by the People's Bridge Co. in 1890. "Old Shakey," one of the last remaining multi-span Phoenix truss bridges, was a toll bridge until 1957. Flood damage, 1972, closed it to automobiles. Three of . . . — Map (db m7104) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, which opened September 9, 1999, is the successful culmination of decades worth of community effort to develop a major performing arts and science center in downtown Harrisburg. The resources which were . . . — Map (db m6654) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Wildwood Lake Sanctuary
Here at the base of Blue Mountain and within the City of Harrisburg's northern tier lies the 212-acre Wildwood Lake Sanctuary, the last vestige and magnificent preserve of the Susquehanna flood-plain wetlands which at one time were common prior to . . . — Map (db m7101) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Wildwood Park
Inspired by 'City Beautiful' advocates Horace McFarland and Mira Lloyd Dock, Wildwood Park opened its first trails in 1907. The largest of several Harrisburg parks designed in 1901 by leading horticulturist Warren Manning, it was part of a . . . — Map (db m7106) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — William Maclay
In the stone house opposite lived William Maclay, who as a member of the first U.S. Senate, wrote a famous Journal of its debates. A critic of Washington and Hamilton. Pioneer leader of Jeffersonian Democracy. — Map (db m6290) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — William Maclay Mansion
Situated across this street is the home of William Maclay (1737-1804); statesman, surveyor, lawyer, the Country's first U.S. Senator and son-in-law of John Harris Jr., the founder of Harrisburg. It was Maclay and Harris who laid out the plan of . . . — Map (db m6291) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — William Maclay, Esq.1736 - 1804
Buried here is the first U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. In 1789, he and Robert Morris were the first from the Keystone State to be elected to the Senate of the United States. — Map (db m6828) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Zembo Shrine Temple
The growth in the activities and membership of the Harrisburg Masonic Shriners had by the end of the 1920's, resulted in the demand for a grand new facility. The emergence of Italian Lake Park, William Penn High School and the establishment of . . . — Map (db m6482) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Zion Lutheran Church
"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" was the familiar political slogan of the 1839 Presidential Campaign. The Campaign began when William Henry Harrison and John Tyler were nominated as the Whig candidates for U.S. President and Vice President in this church, . . . — Map (db m6662) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Heckton — Village of HecktonFormerly Althea Grove
Named for Dr. Lewis Heck - Born 1810 - Died 1890 - Reared in Shippensburg, Dr. Heck settled here in 1832. He practiced medicine and served as a Representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly during the Civil War. He also operated a large steam . . . — Map (db m12507) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike
Hershey's Chocolate Workers Local 1 (CIO) responded to a labor-management impasse on April 2, 1937 by initiating the first sit-down strike in Pennsylvania and in the confectionery industry. The strike was ended by strike-breaking violence and . . . — Map (db m7135) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Derry Church
Founded in 1729; the first pastor, William Bertram, installed in 1732 by Donegal Presbytery. Its grove was patented to it by the sons of William Penn in 1741. The churchyard is the oldest pioneer graveyard in this region. — Map (db m7155) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Derry Church School (1844-1904)
Born in Derry Township, Milton S. Hershey (1857 - 1945) attended this one-room schoolhouse during the winter of 1863-1864. Built in 1844, this was the first of seven schools he attended before apprenticing to a Lancaster, PA. candy maker at age 14. . . . — Map (db m7139) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Derry Churchyard
Oldest pioneer graveyard in Dauphin County. Here, near Pastors William Bertram and John Roan, lie heroes of the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution; and Colonel John Rodgers, a signer of the Hanover Resolves in 1774. — Map (db m7157) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Derry Session House and Enclosure
Has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. c.1732 — Map (db m7156) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Hershey
Model industrial town and noted tourism destination established in 1903 and named for its founder, Milton S. Hershey (1857 - 1945). Hershey's companies developed housing, recreation, education, and cultural facilities, financial institutions, public . . . — Map (db m7134) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Kinderhaus “Climbing Tree”Chinese chestnut (Castanea molassima)
Though the Milton Hershey School campus is graced by a number of magnificent trees, one of the oldest and most meaningful to generations of HIS/MHS students might be this Chinese chestnut. Known informally as the “climbing tree) for . . . — Map (db m84238) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Kinderhaus Canna BedMilton Hershey School Heritage Center
Catherine Hershey loved cannas and the gardens at High Point included many examples. On the occasion of Fanny Hershey’s 80th birthday in 1915, Milton prepared a surprise birthday party for his mother at High Point. The event was big news in the . . . — Map (db m84227) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Milton Hershey SchoolHeritage Center at Kinderhaus
Records indicate that Isaac Hershey, great-grandfather of Milton Hershey, purchased the Kinderhaus property circa 1800. The building is the oldest structure on the Milton Hershey School campus and one of the oldest homes in Derry Township.

In . . . — Map (db m84236) HM

Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Milton S. Hershey(1857 - 1945)
Entrepreneur and philanthropist born here September 13, 1857. Founded Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886 and Hershey Chocolate Company in 1894; introduced milk chocolate in 1900. Developed Hershey as a model town and home of the world's largest . . . — Map (db m7137) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Milton S. Hershey1857-1945
Milton S. Hershey founded the world famous Hershey's Chocolate Company in 1903 and built a town around it for his employees, complete with homes, schools, and cultural and recreational opportunities. In 1907, Milton S.Hershey founded HERSHEYPARK . . . — Map (db m95209) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Pennsylvania State Police
First uniformed state police force of its kind in the nation, created by an Act of the General Assembly May 2, 1905, signed by Governor Samuel Pennypacker. The force was formed in response to concern over labor and capital unrest, especially the . . . — Map (db m31300) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — The Homestead
Milton S. Hershey was born here on September 13, 1857. The house was built by his great-grandfather, Isaac Hershey, in 1826. Milton S. Hershey purchased The Homestead in 1897 and lived there with his wife Catherine from 1905 to 1908. The building . . . — Map (db m7138) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Union Canal
At Union Deposit, just to the north, can be seen the remains of the canal. It united the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading. Suggested by William Penn, the canal was surveyed 1762, in use by 1828, abandoned in 1885. — Map (db m7158) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Wildlife Habitat EnhancementMilton Hershey School Agricultural and Environmental Education
Native grass meadows are used as a constituent of the landscape on the campus of Milton Hershey School. Benefits of meadow installation:

• Meadows provide excellent habitat elements for a variety of wildlife species. In particular, ground . . . — Map (db m84240) HM

Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record
In a basketball game played here on March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warrior center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks - a record for points scored by a single player in any National Basketball Association game. The Warriors . . . — Map (db m31299) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Highspire — Col. James Burd
Tinian, home of Col. Burd, is still standing on the opposite hill. Burd was road-builder of Braddock's expedition. French and Indian War commandant at Fort Augusta. Patriot and a soldier in the Revolution. — Map (db m11428) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hummelstown — Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries
High quality brownstone was quarried near here 1863-1929, and sold across the nation as a preferred masonry material of builders. The Hummelstown Brownstone Company, founded by Allen Walton, employed immigrant skilled stonecutters and laborers in . . . — Map (db m7132) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hummelstown — Revolutionary War Gun Factory
During the British occupation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s provisional government moved west and its official gun factory was established at Hummelstown. Secretly operating near here from 1777 to 1779, it mass-produced muskets and rifles for the . . . — Map (db m85728) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Linglestown — Barnett's Fort
North at the head of Beaver Creek, Joseph Barnett's loghouse was a frontier refuge in 1756-63 against Indians raiding the frontier. His son William was stolen by Indians in 1756 and not recovered until 1763 by Col. Henry Bouquet. — Map (db m31296) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Linglestown — Patton's Fort
Nearby stood Patton's Fort, a station of the Paxton Rangers, who defended the gaps and farmsteads along the Blue Mountains from the Susquehanna River to Swatara Creek, near Indiantown, against Indian raids from 1756 to 1763. — Map (db m31295) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Lykens — GAR Building
Built 1852 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m9508) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Middletown — "Sant Peter's Kierch"
Cornerstone laid July 13, 1767, and dedicated in 1769 by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, patriarch of American Lutheranism. Church erected on ground provided by George Fisher, the founder of Middletown, for annual rental of "one grain of wheat." — Map (db m7167) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Middletown — Burd Tombs
Col. James Burd of "Tinian", able and gallant officer in the colonial wars, author of the Middletown Resolves for Independence, June 1774, and wife, Sarah Shippen, lie buried near the entrance of Middletown Cemetery. — Map (db m7163) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Middletown — Camp George Gordon Meade
Covering three square miles, the former Camp Meade was situated a half mile to the northwest. Named for famed Civil War General, it was opened during the Spanish-American War and visited by President William McKinley on August 27, 1898. — Map (db m7164) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Middletown — Middletown
The oldest town in Dauphin County; laid out in 1755 by George Fisher, Quaker. It was an important port at the junction of the Pennsylvania and Union Canals in the 19th century. Site of early flour, lumber, and iron industries. — Map (db m7165) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Middletown — Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island
On March 28, 1979, and for several days thereafter — as a result of technical malfunctions and human error — Three Mile Island's Unit 2 Nuclear Generating Station was the scene of the nation’s worst commercial nuclear accident. Radiation . . . — Map (db m900) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Middletown — Revolutionary War Monument
Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Swatara-Pine Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution This tablet is in commemoration of the services of Revolutionary War soldiers buried at Middletown or immediate vicinity. This . . . — Map (db m7171) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Middletown — Union Canal
This canal was operated from 1828-1884. It connected the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading, following the Swatara and Tulpehocken Creeks. Much coal and iron ore were transported. Course of canal was just west of old mill race. — Map (db m7166) HM

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