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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baker Mansion

 
 
Baker Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
1. Baker Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Erected 1844-1847. Architect, Robert Cary Long, Jr. Residence of Elias Baker, Ironmaster, and his family, 1848 to 1914. Museum of the Blair County Historical Society since 1922. Entrance to mansion from street in rear.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 40° 29.377′ N, 78° 24.467′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of Baker Boulevard and Mansion Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Baker Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altoona PA 16602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alleghany Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Baker Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Altoona (approx. 0.7 miles away); Endress War Memorial
Baker Mansion and Baker Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
2. Baker Mansion and Baker Mansion Marker
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Blair County War Mothers Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Blair County Memorial Highway (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Sheetz, Inc. Convenience Restaurant (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Children of Pennsylvania's Fallen Warriors (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Blair County Historical Society. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Baker Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
3. Baker Mansion
Baker Mansion Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 21, 2012
4. Baker Mansion Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 24, 2022