Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Warehime-Myers Mansion
A Heart of Hanover Trail Stop
The Warehime-Myers Mansion, 305 Baltimore Street was built for Clinton N. Myers and his family between 1911 and 1913.
This Neo-Classical structure is a "fraternal twin" to the Sheppard Mansion at 117 Frederick Street. Both C.N. Myers and H.D. Sheppard owned the prosperous Hanover Shoe Company. Herman Miller, a Philadelphia Architect, designed both residences.
Featuring a gorgeous solarium with marble floors, oak floors with an intricate Greek Key design border, original chandeliers and a basement bowling alley, this beautifully maintained mansion is a tribute to the Industrial Revolution and the Gilded Age.
William J. Warehime, a local business man and philanthropist, who grew up across Baltimore Street, purchased the mansion in 1997 and gifted it to the Hanover Area Historical Society in 2007. The Historical Society maintains it, rents it for events, and conducts tours.
To the rear of the mansion, in the former carriage house, is the Hanover Area History Museum. Please visit the museum to explore our rich history.
Henrietta Myers (1913-1996), daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.N. Myers, was raised here and became
To explore more arts, visit the Hanover Area Arts Guild at 32 Carlisle Street.
Erected 2022 by Main Street Hanover; and Heart of Hanover Trails.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 39° 47.785′ N, 76° 58.74′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Baltimore Street (Pennsylvania Route 94) just south of West Hanover Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, overlooking the southeast corner of the Warehime-Myers mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Baltimore Street, Hanover PA 17331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Hanover (a few steps from this marker); Women Tending to Wounded (a few steps from this marker); Pleasant Hill Hotel Becomes Hospital (a few steps from this marker); McAllister Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity United Church of ChristThe Aftermath & Stench of Death (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Hanover (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanover's Wounded (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
Regarding The Warehime-Myers Mansion. Contributing property, Hanover Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #96001552.
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1. The Story of Peter Miller.
Henrietta Myers felt collectors and critics would take her paintings more seriously if she was identified as a male. Henrietta reportedly decided upon the name Peter because she liked the idea that it was derived from the Greek word for “rock” or “stone”. Miller is classified as an American Modernist, a reputation she earned for having two one-woman shows at the prestigious gallery and premiere showcase for Surrealist painting of Julien Levy in New York in 1944 and 1945.(Submitted on May 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Warehime-Myers Mansion.
Both the Myers and Sheppards’ residences were designed by Herman Miller, an architect from Philadelphia. The Myers Mansion was built over a period of three years, beginning in 1911, as the residence of Clinton N. Myers of Hanover Shoe Company. The mansion already included the solarium with its marble floors, but the Myers’ plans included enclosing the porches at the rear of the house before completing the rest of the mansion. Mr. Warehime added the beveled leaded glass and art glass to these porches. He also added the fountain, gazebo and lions to the grounds. The bowling alley in the basement is still intact, as are the intricately Greek Key design border in the oak floors throughout the mansion.(Submitted on May 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Hanover Historic District.
Five major thoroughfares (Baltimore Street, Broadway, Carlisle Street, Frederick Street and York Street) intersect in the heart of the Historic District, a configuration that has been in place since the town's inception. Most of the buildings in the Hanover Historic District date between 1870 and 1946. Notable contributing buildings include the Myers and Sheppard Residences.(Submitted on May 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Hanover Shoe Company.
Harper Donelson Sheppard was born in Pitt County, North Carolina, on October 9, 1868, the 13th of 15 children. Sheppard entered into a financial partnership with C.N. Myers, and together they established the Hanover Shoe Company on December 26, 1899, with a common vision: sell the best shoes possible for one price, $2.50 a pair, and eliminate the middleman by selling directly to the public. They opened their first store in York in June 1900; within fifteen years the Hanover Shoe Company had 61 stores from Indianapolis to New York City.(Submitted on May 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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