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

David M. Mayer House

1867

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. David M. Mayer House Marker
Inscription.  David M. Mayer (1836-1891) began construction of his original home in 1867. In 1870, David purchased the 203 acres where the house sits from his father, Martin Mayer. He married Katherine F. Hunsucker in 1868 and had two children. David dies in 1891 and a few years later, his wife sold the property, including a lime kiln, graveyard, home and building improvements to John Keller. During Keller's tenure, the property became known as Belmont Farm and Quarries.

The David M. Mayer House is an extraordinary example of the Italianate style mansionette in residential architecture, including the box-with-cupola main block, elaborately detailed cupola, hooded windows, deep bracketed eaves, asymmetrical porches and rounded window arches.

In 2017, the House underwent an extensive exterior renovation and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The preservation of the structure was made possible with the support of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, Preservation Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the National Park Service.
 
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David M. Mayer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. David M. Mayer House Marker
Shoppes at Belmont.
 
Location. 40° 3.872′ N, 76° 18.868′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Fruitville Pike south of U.S. 30, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1573 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster PA 17601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mayer Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belmont Quarry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belmont Lime kiln (approx. mile away); Wheatland (approx. one mile away); Ross H. Sachs (approx. 1.1 miles away); S. Woodrow Sponaugle '37 (approx. 1.1 miles away); William J. Iannicelli '48 (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Richard Kneedler Sculpture Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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