Hummelstown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hotels of Hummelstown
Railroad and 2nd Streets
Originally built as a residence for Christian Hershey in 1860 and converted to a hotel around 1868, the hotel was of the Tuscan Villa Italianate style, had verandas along two sides and an elaborately detailed belvedere. The building underwent significant renovations in 1907, which replaced the porches with smaller covered entrances of heavier and simpler detail. The renovated hotel had a roof garden and large banquet hall and had bathrooms set aside for the use by any citizen "...at a small figure...." The architect for the 1907 renovations is noted to be George Grove from Hummelstown. The property remains today, partially destroyed by fire in 1991.
40 East Main Street
formerly Grand Central Hotel,
12 West Main Street
This site has been noted to be used as a hotel as early at 1800 when it was known as the Cross Keys Hotel, and later, as the Mansion House, U.S. Hotel, and Baum's Hotel, and in 1889 as the Grand Central Hotel. In 1927 it was known as the Central Hotel, and by 1945 as the Hotel Warwick. With the addition of the mansard roof prior to 1911, the three-story brick building became a fine example of the Second Empire style. Numerous additions to the rear and interior renovations were performed over the years. The Warwick is presently the only remaining hotel in Hummelstown.
Erected by J.D. Mathers, owner, Warwick HOtel, in honor of Derien and Derek.
Location. 40° 15.927′ N, 76° 42.485′ W. Marker is in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North Hanover Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Main Street, Hummelstown PA 17036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Square Project History (here, next to this marker); The Arch (here, next to this marker); Then And Now (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Then And Now (here, next to this marker); The Hummelstown Brownstone Company (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Then And Now (within shouting distance of this marker); Hummelstown (within shouting distance of this marker); On The Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hummelstown.
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