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

Old Brick Capitol

 
 
Old Brick Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. Old Brick Capitol Marker
Inscription.  The first State Capitol on this site was designed and built by Stephen Hills, 1819-1821. It was first occupied by the Legislature on January 2, 1822, and was used until destroyed by fire, February 2, 1897.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1822.
 
Location. 40° 15.867′ N, 76° 53.045′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. It is in Downtown Harrisburg. Marker can be reached from North 3rd Street. Marker is on the left side of the Visitor's Entrance to the Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg PA 17120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania State Capitol Building (a few steps from this marker); State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Capitol Building (about 300 feet
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away, measured in a direct line); Present State Capitol Building (about 300 feet away); The Nature Conservancy (about 300 feet away); Public Sector Unionism (about 300 feet away); Grace United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); LGBTQ+ Policies Under Gov. Milton Shapp (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Sculpture at top of Capitol Steps. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
2. Sculpture at top of Capitol Steps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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