Hanover Historic District

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Hanover Historic District
Hanover Theater Hanover PA Mar 11.jpg
Hanover Theater, March 2011
Hanover Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Hanover Historic District
Hanover Historic District is located in the US
Hanover Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Elm Ave., Broadway, Eisenhower Dr., Hollywood Ave., and Hanover borough boundary line, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°48′23″N 76°58′58″W / 39.80639°N 76.98278°W / 39.80639; -76.98278Coordinates: 39°48′23″N 76°58′58″W / 39.80639°N 76.98278°W / 39.80639; -76.98278
Area 885 acres (358 ha)
Built 1852
Architect Dempwolf, John A. & Reinhardt
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Other, PA German vernacular
NRHP Reference # 96001552[1]
Added to NRHP January 2, 1997

Hanover Historic District is a national historic district located at Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 2,632 contributing buildings, 4 contributing sites, 3 contributing structures, and 1 contributing object (The Picket) in the central business district and surrounding residential area of Hanover. Most of the buildings date between 1870 and 1946, with some notable Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Pennsylvania German vernacular style frame and brick buildings. Notable contributing buildings include the Forney House (1905), Evangelical Brethren Church Rectory (c. 1930), Hanover Shoe Store (c. 1930), Sheppard and Myers Building (c. 1890), M'Calister Inn (c. 1925), Peoples Bank building (1901), Hanover Broad Silk Works (c. 1910), Myers and Sheppard Residence (1912-1913), Emmanuel United Church of Christ (1899), Union Station (1892), Bank of Hanover (1906), and Hanover Public Library (1910). The contributing structures are two natural gas pumping stations (c. 1940) and a railroad freight car (1922). Located in the district and separately listed are the Eichelberger High School, George Nace (Neas) House (c. 1783), and U.S. Post Office.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "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 B. Raid (September 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hanover Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.