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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

A. Carson Stamm Residence

A. Carson Stamm Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Robinson, April 18, 2010
1. A. Carson Stamm Residence Marker
Inscription.  This stately Georgian Revival-styled edifice at 333. S. Thirteenth Street was completed in 1909 as the home of prominent Harrisburg attorney A. Carson Stamm (1863-1939); The building is unique both in location as a single home nestled within the older Allsion Hill residential community and as having been built much later than its late 19th century neighbors. Stamm was also president of the Harrisburg School Board in the early 20th Century and played a significant role in the development of the many neighborhood schools that were built in Harrisburg during this time. Stamm is remembered for his civic leadership during the City Beautiful Movement and, in particular, for collaborating with J. Horace McFarland in bringing Allsion Hill closer to the downtown by Leading the effort to build the Mulberry Street Bridge, the original span of which opened in 1892. That same year, Stamm entered into the practice of law, and later joined with Marlin E. Olmsted, nationally-acclaimed lawyer and U. S. Congressman, in establishing the Harrisburg law firm of Olmsted and Stamm. Carson Stamm also served on the City's Public Works Board and oversaw many municipal
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improvements undertaken in the early 20th Century. Stamm's home stands as a memorial, like that of J. Horace McFarlan's Breeze Hill in Bellevue Park, to the civic leaders of Allsion Hill who had the vision of achieving a unified Harrisburg.
Erected by The Harrisburg History Project Commissioned by Mayor Stephen R. Reed.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania, The Harrisburg History Project series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 40° 15.669′ N, 76° 52.068′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 13th St, Harrisburg PA 17104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Webster Elementary School (here, next to this marker); Mount Pleasant Press - The J. Horace McFarland Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harrisburg Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away); Mulberry Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); 314 South 2nd Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church
A. Carson Stamm Residence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Robinson, April 18, 2010
2. A. Carson Stamm Residence
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Presidential Convention (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,228 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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