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Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Packer Mansion

 
 
Packer Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
1. Packer Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Standing on the nearby hill is the home of Asa Packer, industrialist, philanthropist, congressman and founder of Lehigh University. The ornate mansion, built in 1860, has been carefully preserved with its original furnishings and is maintained as a memorial.
 
Erected 1971 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.796′ N, 75° 44.264′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and East Catawissa Street (U.S. 209), on the left when traveling west on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jim Thorpe PA 18229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mauch Chunk Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Anthracite (a few steps from this marker); From Mountain to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Carbon County (within shouting distance of this marker);
Packer Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
2. Packer Mansion Marker
The building in the background, built in 1887 as a depot and freight station for the Central Railroad of New Jersey, still displays the original name of the town, Mauch Chunk.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Self Made Man (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Boyle Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mansion House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jim Thorpe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Packer Mansion - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Asa Packer at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. MarkerQuest - Packer Mansion. Further information and photographs regarding Asa Packer and his mansion (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Packer Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
3. Packer Mansion Marker
This view is looking northeast up East Calawissa Street. The Lehigh River is to the right of view. Out of view to the left is downtown Jim Thorpe and the Asa Packer Mansion.
Asa Packer Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
4. Asa Packer Mansion
This view of the mansion is taken near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Packer Hill Road.
Packer Mansion National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
5. Packer Mansion National Historic Landmark Plaque
The plaque is near the Asa Packer Mansion, on Packer Hill Road.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 10, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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