Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel

Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel (HM42P)

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

N 40° 15.614', W 76° 52.967'

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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.
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HM NumberHM42P
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 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 339893 N 4458341
Decimal Degrees40.26023333, -76.88278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.614', W 76° 52.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 36.84" N, 76° 52' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20-22 N 2nd St, Harrisburg PA 17101, US
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