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Downtown Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Harris Mansion

 
 
John Harris Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. John Harris Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Built by John Harris Jr., founder of Harrisburg, in 1764-66. It was Simon Cameron's home, 1863-89, and many famous people visited there. It is now home of the Dauphin County Historical Society.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 15.392′ N, 76° 52.728′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. It is in Downtown Harrisburg. Marker is on South Front Street, on the left when traveling south. Between Mary and Washington Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 S Front 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. Harrisburg's Grand Review of Black Troops (here, next to this marker); John Harris, Sr., and the Mulberry Tree (a few steps from this marker); Native Nations of the Susquehanna Valley
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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Native Nations of the Susquehanna Valley (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named John Harris, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); The Court House Bell (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named John Harris Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Harris (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Simon Cameron related markers.
 
John Harris Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. John Harris Mansion
John Harris Mansion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, September 15, 2008
3. John Harris Mansion
John Harris Mansion, north side, showing the north bay, the last alteration to the mansion. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, April 28, 2009
4. John Harris Mansion, north side, showing the north bay, the last alteration to the mansion.
John Harris Mansion, south side, showing the solarium added by Simon Cameron image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, April 28, 2009
5. John Harris Mansion, south side, showing the solarium added by Simon Cameron
John Harris Mansion seen from a nearby parking garage. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, October 3, 2007
6. John Harris Mansion seen from a nearby parking garage.
Interior decoration of parlor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John K. Robinson, September 8, 2013
7. Interior decoration of parlor
Two rooms were made into one by Simon Cameron and redecorated to include this elaborate molding between wall and ceiling.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,092 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 18, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on March 18, 2015, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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