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

GAR Building

 
 
GAR Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
1. GAR Building Marker
Inscription.
Built 1852
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 40° 34.074′ N, 76° 41.972′ W. Marker is in Lykens, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on North Second Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 626 North Second Street, Lykens PA 17048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eisenhower Ancestral Home (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 7.1 miles away); Les Brown (approx. 9 miles away); Sattazahn Lutheran Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 10.7 miles away); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 11.1 miles away); Swatara Gap (approx. 11.3 miles away); M2/M59 Howitzer (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  GAR Building. (PDF) National Registry application. Built in 1852 for use as a meeting house and church. Over the years the building was used as a private residence, fire station, temporary hospital, armory, and meeting house for civic organizations. (Submitted on July 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Marker on the Southwest Corner of the GAR Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
2. Marker on the Southwest Corner of the GAR Building
GAR Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
3. GAR Building
Over 150 years, the GAR building has served as a church, meeting house, fire station, hospital, residence, armory, and presently a senior citizens activity center.
Civil War Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
4. Civil War Veterans Monument
A monument in front of the GAR building lists 400 veterans of the Civil War from the surrounding area. The header of the tablet reads: Tablet erected by Heilner Woman's Relief Corps, No. 101 of Lykens, PA., in memory of the men who enlisted from Lykens, Wiconisco and vicinity in the Civil War, 1861-1865 and in honor of Heilner Post No. 232, G.A.R,. of Lykens, PA. organized Oct. 27, 1881.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,137 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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