Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Better Than a Tent...
In 1938, in time for the 75th Anniversary of the battle, Curnal Butt and his three daughters opened the Green Gables Tourist Cabins advertising, "running water, luncheonette and confection service..."
In 1956, Paul and Jean Witt replaced the cabins with the Gettysburg Motor Lodge, the first modern motel in Gettysburg.
In 1996 their sons, Gary and Paul Jr., had Cabin #3 returned to the site and restored as a reminder of the early lodging industry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1820.
Location. 39° 49.181′ N, 77° 14.038′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Steinwehr Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Four score and seven..." (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tale of Two Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Culp Brothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Great Peace Jubilee" (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 136th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.