Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Postcard view of The Obelisk in 1900.
Base of The Obelisk at left looking toward the present Capitol Building in 1910.
The Obelisk being disassembled in 1959.
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° 15.79′ N, 76° 53.19′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Second Street, on the right when traveling east on State 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. Saint Patrick's Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Michael’s Lutheran Church (about 500 feet away); Parish Church of St. Lawrence (Former) Hope Fire Station (about 500 feet away); Public Sector Unionism (about 500 feet away); Present State Capitol Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Military • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 4. submitted on July 21, 2009, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.