Once lined with shade trees and featuring a public fountain in the town green, the Duncannon Square has been the center of activity since the very beginning.
The square featured the National Hotel in the northwest corner and the Laird Hotel in the southwest. The Johnston replaced the National after a fire in the early 1900s but used much of the original foundation. It was renamed the Doyle in the 1940s.
The fountain was used for watering horses and was often times elaborately decorated for holidays.
[Photo/illustration captions, clockwise from top left, read]
• Railroad Station
• "On the Square" by Scotty Brown
• Southwest corner
• Johnston/Doyle Hotel
• National Hotel
Erected by Historical Society of Perry County, Susquehanna Greenway, PA DCNR and Borough of Duncannon. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clark's Ferry Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad in Duncannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Duncannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duncannon Presbyterian Church Annex (about 500 feet away); Duncannon National Bank (about 500 feet away); Entering Duncannon (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Entering Duncannon (about 500 feet away); First Sunday School In Perry County (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncannon.
Also see . . .
1. Duncannon PA. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Perry County Heritage Trail - Duncannon. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.