(The Zimmerman House)
— 1812-1991 —On this site for nearly 180 years stood a two and a-half story brick building with ties to local, state and national history. Initially the home of early settler John Frey, the house was sold in 1817 to a noted clockmaker, Frederick Heisley, whose son George is linked to the National Anthem. George Heisley, during the War of 1812, was a member of Pennsylvania's First Regiment. At the siege of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, September 1814, he reportedly provided Francis Scott Key with music for the Star Spangled Banner.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: The Harrisburg History Project series|
|Placed By||Placed by Executive Order of Mayor Stephen R. Reed, 2001, as part of the Harrisburg History Project|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 340121 N 4458203|
|Decimal Degrees||40.25903333, -76.88006667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 15.542', W 76° 52.804'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 15' 32.52" N, 76° 52' 48.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-247 Chestnut St, Harrisburg PA 17101, US|
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