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The Sheads-Buehler Building

 
 
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By Karl Stelly, March 20, 2013
1. The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker
Inscription. In July 1863 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, two warehouse buildings occupied the site in front of you. The Sheads-Buehler Building was constructed in 1858 by local merchants Robert Sheads and Charles Buehler as a warehouse for their coal, stove, and lumber business. Located beside the Sheads-Buehler building was a frame structure that served as the local wholesale and retail business warehouse for Robert McCurdy and Jeremiah Diehl. The building was built sometime between late 1862 and early 1863.

In the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, thousands of wounded soldiers from the North and the South received temporary shelter in both buildings as they awaited rail transport via the Hanover and Gettysburg Railroad depot to larger hospital complexes located in the North. These larger hospitals were better equipped to treat the severe nature of their wounds.

As the last of the wounded departed Gettysburg in the fall of 1863, the buildings returned to their previous purposes as warehouses. At the time of the photos, which were taken in the 1880s, the Sheads-Buehler building was also the site of the local Masonic Hall, with the adjacent building serving as a produce store. Both buildings survived into the 20th century, until they were demolished to make way for a gas station in the 1960s.
 
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The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 20, 2013
2. The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker
A closeup of the text
2013 by The York Transit Authority.
 
Location. 39° 49.932′ N, 77° 13.858′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Carlisle Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is next to the sidewalk just to the south side of the Gettysburg Transit Center, a modern brick building on the East side of Carlisle Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg R.R. Depot (a few steps from this marker); Western Maryland Station (a few steps from this marker); The Majestic Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); "It seemed so awful..." (within shouting distance of this marker); "by the skin of our teeth" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Square Building (about 400 feet away); "... It was enough to frighten us to death!" (about 400 feet away); Old Courthouse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Additional comments.
1.
This historical marker was researched and written by Eric Lindblade.
    — Submitted June 4, 2013,
The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 20, 2013
3. The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker
A closeup of the photo at the left of the marker. The caption reads "Photograph taken by William Tipton, ca. 1880s (Courtesy of William A. Frassanito, The Gettysburg Bicentennial Album)"
by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 20, 2013
4. The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker
A closeup of the photo at the right of the marker. The caption reads: "Photograph taken by Henry Stewart, ca. 1888 (Courtesy of William A. Frassanito, The Gettysburg Bicentennial Album)"
The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 20, 2013
5. The Sheads-Buehler Building Marker
This view shows the entire marker.
The Gettysburg Transit Building image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, March 20, 2013
6. The Gettysburg Transit Building
This modern building now occupies the site of the Sheads-Buehler Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 26, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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