Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ice House Complex
A gift to Gettysburg College in 1990 from George W. Olinger and Mac E. Olinger, life long residents of Gettysburg, zestful supporters of local history, common sense preservationists and quiet, humanitarians. Their gift of these historic buildings and land underscores the Olinger's lasting love for the town of Gettysburg and the College.
Between 1786 and 1990 this area housed a Presbyterian Church and cemetery, shirt factory, carriage making complex, blacksmith shop, a wood-works plant, a cutlery, a bottlery, two brewing companies, an ice cream factory, an ice and cold storage facility, a roofing business, personal residences and offices which were all central to the evolving industrial commercial, economic and social fabric of Gettysburg's rich history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Education • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 49.875′ N, 77° 14.005′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection 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. T.T. Tate House (within shouting distance of this marker); C.W. Hoffman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thaddeus Stevens (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish House (within shouting distance of this marker); "…expecting to find all dead." (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reverend Horatio S. Howell (about 300 feet away); "…the pathos of those poor wounded men…" (about 300 feet away); Christ Lutheran Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.