Columbia in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Columbia Public Grounds Co.
In 1814 the Town of Columbia was incorporated into a Borough and assigned management of the land to the Grounds Company. On April 10th, 1826 an act of incorporation was set with the Board members for "The Old Columbia Public Grounds Company". This group also held stock in the "Columbia Water Company", which allowed them to acquire land now known as the "Locust Street Park" from John L. Wright.
From 1832 to 1834 the "Old Columbia Public Grounds Company" gave the right of way through the eastern edge of the river to the Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad. This raised the value of the rented shore lots to $339.00. In 1832 the Company allowed John Lowery to wharf the shore for $2,000.00, an example that was soon followed by all the other shore owners and made it more practical to load and unload merchandise.
The Company continued to rent the lots on the river shore until 1854. The River lots were then leased to the Railroad Company from 1876 to 1915. In 1854 "The Old Columbia Public Grounds Company" bought land from John L. Wright bounding Lancaster Avenue, Cemetery Road and Cherry Street, which would become "Locust Street Park."
Location. 40° 1.83′ N, 76° 30.476′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Pennsylvania , in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street west of Locust Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Walnut Street, Columbia PA 17512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbia and Its Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia: a Transportation Hub (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroads During the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susquehannock Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Columbia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.