Walking Tour Stop 16West College - known affectionately as Old West - traces its roots to February 1803, when the college's main building burned to the ground after four years of costly construction. In a bind, the college trustees appealed for help. Benjamin Latrobe, recently appointed architect of the U.S. Capitol, designed the new structure free of charge. His plans recommended a limestone fa?ade in place of the original brick. Latrobe's contribution, along with donations from Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other prominent patriots, ensured the building's swift reconstruction.
|Placed By||Historic Carlisle, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 313169 N 4452501|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20211667, -77.19513333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.127', W 77° 11.708'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 7.62" N, 77° 11' 42.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 W High St, Carlisle PA 17013, US|
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