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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel

 
 
Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel Marker
Inscription. On the site directly across the street stood the Eagle Hotel, a three-story brick structure opened by George Buehler in January of 1812. It was here that Charles Dickens stayed when touring America in 1842 during which time he authored "American Notes" and in which he praised the hotel's proprietor. The Eagle Hotel was enlarged under the new ownership of the Bolton family in the early 1860's when it was renamed the Bolton Hotel. At that time, a series of neighboring townhouses that had earlier been joined together to form the Eagle were capped with a fourth and fifth floor and adorned in Second Empire architectural styling. Both the Eagle and the Bolton represented popular destinations for noted individuals and politicians of the 19th century. The building was demolished in 1990 to accommodate the development of the adjacent Hilton Harrisburg.
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Late 1800's view after the Eagle was expanded, "Victorianized" in the Second Empire style and renamed the Bolton.

 
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° 15.614′ N, 76° 52.967′ 
Site of Eagle Hotel image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. Site of Eagle Hotel
W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Second Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Between Strawberry and Walnut Streets. 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. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King City Government Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Trust Building (within shouting distance of this marker); George J. Heisely Residence and the National Anthem (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Market Square During The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Dauphin County Prison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrisburg (about 300 feet away); Market Square (about 300 feet away); Prelude To Gettysburg (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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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 1,498 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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