Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lincoln Square Building
Formerly Hotel Gettysburg
Immediately preceding the 50th anniversary of the battle in 1913, the second Hotel Gettysburg took form and was operated by the Rings. For 50 years until its closing in 1964 it was directed by two generations of the Scharf family who enlarged and completely modernized it in 1925.
During this period Hotel Gettysburg achieved national and international prominence. It entertained most of the notables visiting this shrine. Frequently during President Eisenhower's two terms it was headquarters for the Presidential staff, the White House correspondents, visiting dignitaries and journalists and housed an official White House press room and communications center. In August 1959, during a working vacation, the President's office was in the hotel.
On January 21, 1961, the day after his retirement from office, President and Mrs. Eisenhower were greeted by thousands of Adams Countians in front of the hotel. This was followed by an equally enthusiastic welcome home dinner
The Eisenhowers were the last diners to be served on December 14, 1964 when Hotel Gettysburg ceased operations later becoming the Lincoln Square Building.
Location. 39° 49.872′ N, 77° 13.849′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Lincoln Square. Touch for map. The marker is attached to the outside wall of the Hotel Gettysburg/Lincoln Square Building on Lincoln Square. It is on the wall that faces toward the West. Marker is at or near this postal address: #1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "by the skin of our teeth" (here, next to this marker); Old Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); The Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); "... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (within shouting distance of this marker); "It seemed so awful..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Visit (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Categories. • 20th Century • Government • Notable Buildings • Politics •
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