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Market Square Presbyterian Church

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Market Square Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  Market Square Presbyterian Church was established in 1794 as the English Presbyterian Congregation of Harrisburg, the first of its denomination in the city. After meeting at various locations in the early years, the congregation erected its first building in 1806 one block south of here. A second building, constructed in 1842 on the same site, burned in 1858, prompting the congregation to relocate here. The present building was designed by architect Joseph C. Hoxie of Philadelphia and was dedicated on March 18, 1860. The main design emphasis is Romanesque Revival with exterior red brick and brownstone trim. The Gothic steeple rises to a height of 193 feet. The church is the oldest building on the square.
 
Location. 40° 15.551′ N, 76° 52.864′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street and Blackberry Street, on the left when traveling north on South 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 South 2nd Street, Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Market Square Presbyterian Church Marker
marker); The Johnston Building & Menaker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jones House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Market Square Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilton Harrisburg and Towers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Claster Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Crowne Plaza (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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