Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Circa 1920 view of Tracy Mansion prior to the hospital addition that linked house with garage.
Erected by The Harrisburg History Project Commissioned by Mayor Stephen R. Reed.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania, The Harrisburg History Project series list.
Location. 40° 16.494′ N, 76° 53.867′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Hersha Place, on the right when traveling south on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simon Cameron School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Governor's Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor's Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Governor's Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women's World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Cottage Ridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reily Hose Company No. 10 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mira Lloyd Dock (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
1. Update on Use of Mansion
It seems that the plan to convert to condominiums (including an additional building next door) was abandoned. The house has since been converted to commercial and restaurant use, as outlined on the developer's website:
The 1.54 acre site spans from North Front Street to Second Street, with a breathtaking view of the Susquehanna River and convenient access to Harrisburg business, education, entertainment and shopping.
Plans for Tracy Mansion include:
-Restoration of existing mansion and conversion to commercial use including a fine dining restaurant and professional office or other commercial space.
-Landscaped sculpture garden in front of the mansion
-Ample on site surface parking
— Submitted August 12, 2014, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,872 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.