Gideon Ball House

Gideon Ball House (HMRHL)

Location: Erie, PA 16501 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 7.821', W 80° 4.954'

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This Italianate style mansion was built in 1862 for the Honorable Gideon J. Ball (1811-1886). A silversmith and farmer, Ball became clerk of Erie town council in 1836 then County Auditor and Treasurer. He served seven terms in State House of Representatives, and as a Whig was elected State Treasurer 1849-1850. During the Civil War, he was a Union Army Major. Daughter Oceana "Osie" (1843-1933) lived here to her death at age 90. From 1933 to 1974 this was the Ball Home for the "Aged, Respectable, Maiden Ladies of the Episcopal Faith."
Year Placed1992
Placed ByErie County Historical Society and Erie Insurance Group
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 575824 N 4664656
Decimal Degrees42.13035000, -80.08256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 7.821', W 80° 4.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 7' 49.26" N, 80° 4' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145-199 E 6th St, Erie PA 16501, US
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