Alexander Hamilton House

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Alexander Hamilton House
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Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library
Alexander Hamilton House is located in Pennsylvania
Alexander Hamilton House
Alexander Hamilton House is located in the US
Alexander Hamilton House
Location 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°45′18″N 77°34′35″W / 39.75500°N 77.57639°W / 39.75500; -77.57639Coordinates: 39°45′18″N 77°34′35″W / 39.75500°N 77.57639°W / 39.75500; -77.57639
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1814
Built by Bittinger, Mr.
Architectural style Georgian, Georgian vernacular
NRHP Reference # 80003501[1]
Added to NRHP June 27, 1980

The Alexander Hamilton House is a historic home located at 45 East Main Street in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. It is now operated as the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library. The house and library are named for Alexander Hamilton, a local Waynesboro land speculator and wagon maker who owned the house. It remained in his family for a century. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 1980.[1]

Built around 1816 by John Bittinger, the two-story, five-bay Georgian-style, 16-room brick house has dual fireplace chimneys. It was purchased by Waynesboro’s Alexander Hamilton in 1842. The house remained in the family until the 1943 death of Hamilton’s granddaughter, Jane Stover Yost. She bequeathed the property to the Borough of Waynesboro for the town’s first permanent public library.[2]

The McCleary house, once located on the east side of the library, was demolished to make way for a library wing added in 1987. The back yard contains a summer kitchen from the Hamilton era. It also has some old gristmill grinding stones donated by Sammy Stoner. The brick courtyard and flower gardens are open to visitors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Richard A. Miller (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Alexander Hamilton House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-04. 

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