Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Civic Club of Harrisburg
1905 postcard view of the Fleming House shortly after construction. Note the existence of stone retaining walls prior to the improvements to Riverfront Park.
1910 postcard view of the Fleming House prior to its transfer to, and renovations made by, the Civic Club of Harrisburg.
Erected by The Harrisburg History Project Commissioned by Mayor Stephen R. Reed.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, The Harrisburg History Project marker series.
Location. 40° 15.782′ N, 76° 53.345′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Liberty Street, on the left when traveling south on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Genevieve Blatt (1913 - 1996) (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Crain Kunkel and Katherine Smoot Kunkel Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harrisburg Cotton Factory and The Central YMCA (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish Church of St. Lawrence (Former) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Michael’s Lutheran Church (about 400 feet away); J. Donald Cameron (about 400 feet away); J. Donald Cameron Mansion (about 400 feet away); William Maclay Mansion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
1. Civic Club history
The Wednesday Club, formed in 1882 to promote and present performances of classical music, was in residence at the Civic Club for more than 65 years. According to our records and the book, Hi-Notes, A Century of Music with the Wednesday Club of Harrisburg, PA, written by member Marcella Emerick for our 100th anniversary, the Wednesday Club housed its Steinway pianos in the ballroom and performed there from 1922-1988. Our first president was Miss Sara Fleming. (1882-83 and again in 1887-88) Charter members included Mrs. Simon B. Cameron.
The Wednesday Club is now embarking on its 128th continuous season in Harrisburg.
— Submitted October 12, 2009, by Norma Swain of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Categories. • 20th Century • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,724 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2010, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.