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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baker Mansion

 
 
Baker Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
1. Baker Mansion Marker
Inscription. This fine example of Greek Revival Architecture was the home of Elias Baker, a leading ironmaster of the region. Built in 1846, it is now the museum and home of the Blair County Historical Society. Located on the hill opposite this point.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 29.265′ N, 78° 24.3′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 36) and Mansion Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Union Avenue. Touch for map. Mansion is located northwest of this marker at the end of Mansion Boulevard. Marker is in this post office area: Altoona PA 16602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Baker Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alleghany Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Altoona (approx. half a mile away); Endress War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blair County War Mothers Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blair County Memorial Highway
Baker Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
2. Baker Mansion Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Leap-The-Dips Roller Coaster (approx. 1.3 miles away); Altoona Area High School Mountain Lion (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Blair County Historical Society. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Baker Mansion Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 21, 2012
3. Baker Mansion Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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