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Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries

 
 
Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Hummelstown Brownstone Quarries Marker
Inscription.  High quality brownstone was quarried near here 1863-1929, and sold across the nation as a preferred masonry material of builders. The Hummelstown Brownstone Company, founded by Allen Walton, employed immigrant skilled stonecutters and laborers in its quarries.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural FeaturesNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 15.93′ N, 76° 42.332′ W. Marker is in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on 104 E. Main Street near Near Water Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hummelstown PA 17036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keystone Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. William Henderson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fountain (about 600 feet away);
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Hummelstown (about 600 feet away); On The Square (about 600 feet away); The Developing Years (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Hummelstown (about 600 feet away); Then And Now (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hummelstown.
 
Also see . . .  Hummelstown Brownstone. Stone Quarries and Beyond website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
United Church of Christ image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. United Church of Christ
Marker is in front of this brownstone church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,574 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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