James McCormick Mansion

James McCormick Mansion (HM3RG)

Location: Harrisburg, PA 17101 Dauphin County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 15.554', W 76° 53.07'

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This house was built in 1869 by James McCormick, Jr. (1832-1917), a noted banker, industrialist, community leader and member of one of Harrisburg's oldest families. His father, James McCormick Sr., was one of the early Presidents of Dauphin Deposit Bank (now Allfirst Bank). James Jr. succeeded his father in this role as did his son Donald m. McCormick, resulting in the family having leadership roles in the bank for over a century from 1840 to 1945. the house is one of the best surviving examples of the stylish mansions which would rise on Front Street after the Civil War. Second Empire in architectural style, the edifice is beautifully executed in design and detail. the house stayed in the McCormick family until Donald willed it to the Harrisburg Public Library (now Dauphin County Library System) upon his death in 1945. the house remained the property of the Library until 1976 when it was sold for professional offices. It has since undergone several restorations and remains a true landmark of mid-19th Century Harrisburg.
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Photographed circa 1875 shortly after the Mansion's construction.
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HM NumberHM3RG
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: The Harrisburg History Project series
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Placed ByThe Harrisburg History Project Commissioned by Mayor Stephen R. Reed
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 339744 N 4458233
Decimal Degrees40.25923333, -76.88450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.554', W 76° 53.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 33.24" N, 76° 53' 4.20" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-316 Capital Area Greenbelt, Harrisburg PA 17101, US
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