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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Camp Colt Officers Club

 
 
The Camp Colt Officers Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
1. The Camp Colt Officers Club Marker
Inscription.  

This beautifully restored Gothic Revival house, ca. 1870, was originally the home of the Rev. Luther Sieber family. Paul Sieber became Gettysburg College's first All-American football player. During World War I, the building served as the Officers Club for Camp Colt, a training camp for the U.S. Army Tank Corps under the command of Major Dwight D. Eisenhower.

This award is given to James and Barbara Entwistle for their commitment and hard work toward the betterment and beautification of Historic Gettysburg.

The John L. Andrews II Memorial Award of Main Street Gettysburg is presented in recognition of building facade improvements completed in the best interest of historic restoration and preservation.

John L. Andrews II, of the National Park Service, was a Founding Member and Secretary of the Main Street Gettysburg Board of Directors. A true believer in the mission and ideas of Main Street Gettysburg, John Andrews' relentless passion for the long term well-being of historic Gettysburg comes alive through each newly restored and preserved site.
John L. Andrews II, 1952 - 1996.

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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 39° 49.787′ N, 77° 13.927′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Middle Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Adams County (within shouting distance of this marker); "…the busiest scene I ever witnessed…" (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams County World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "…sights and sounds…too horrible to describe…" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Day Order (about 300 feet away); Manor of Maske (about 300 feet away); Thaddeus Stevens, the Great Commoner, 1792 - 1868 (about 300 feet away); Politics and "Penelope" (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
The Sieber House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. The Sieber House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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