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

GAR Building

 
 
GAR Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
1. GAR Building Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1852
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 40° 34.074′ N, 76° 41.972′ W. Marker is in Lykens, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on North Second Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 626 North Second Street, Lykens PA 17048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lykens (approx. half a mile away); War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Leonard Reedy (approx. 3.2 miles away); Gratz (approx. 3.6 miles away); Henninger Farm Covered Bridge (approx. 4½ miles away); Elizabethville Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); The Romberger-Stover House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Eisenhower Ancestral Home (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
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(PDF) National Registry application. Built in 1852 for use as a meeting house and church. Over the years the building was used as a private residence, fire station, temporary hospital, armory, and meeting house for civic organizations. (Submitted on July 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Marker on the Southwest Corner of the GAR Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
2. Marker on the Southwest Corner of the GAR Building
GAR Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
3. GAR Building
Over 150 years, the GAR building has served as a church, meeting house, fire station, hospital, residence, armory, and presently a senior citizens activity center.
Civil War Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
4. Civil War Veterans Monument
A monument in front of the GAR building lists 400 veterans of the Civil War from the surrounding area. The header of the tablet reads: Tablet erected by Heilner Woman's Relief Corps, No. 101 of Lykens, PA., in memory of the men who enlisted from Lykens, Wiconisco and vicinity in the Civil War, 1861-1865 and in honor of Heilner Post No. 232, G.A.R,. of Lykens, PA. organized Oct. 27, 1881.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,429 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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