Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
27 N. FRONT STREET - Hill's residence while the old Capitol was constructed. It then became the home of Governor John Andrew Schulze (1823 to 1829). The Marquis de Lafayette was a guest here in 1825. the house was later the residence of Jacob Haldeman, an early Harrisburg industrialist and founder of the Borough of New Cumberland;
25 N. FRONT STREET - erected circa 1878 and was the home of Jacob Haldeman's son and U.S. Congressman, Richard Haldeman;
23 N. FRONT STREET - home of Governor Francis Shunk (1845 to 1848);
21 N. FRONT STREET - originally the residence of Governor William Findlay (1817 to 1823). It was enlarged to its present brownstone facade appearance circa 1865 by Reverend Thomas H. Robinson of the Market Square Presbyterian Church under a plan by architect Joseph
17 N. FRONT STREET - erected in 1863 by Harrisburg attorney John Hanna Briggs. It later served as the Seiler School between 1908 and 1943, a prominent, private academy. At one time a house stood at 19 N. Front Street, which unified the row. It however was demolished in the late 1960's to provide parking for the subsequent occupant of 17 N. Front Street.
Governor William Findlay (1768 - 1846)
Governor John Andrew Schulze (1775 - 1852)
Governor Francis Rawn Shunk (1788 - 1848)
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° 15.54′ N, 76° 53.038′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Threatened Invasion of Harrisburg (within shouting distance The People’s Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The People’s Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Swenson Plaza Flood Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James McCormick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrisburg Public Library Dauphin County Library System (within shouting distance of this marker); Camelback and Market Street Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Harrisburg markers related to the Governors' Residences
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