Simon Cameron House

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John Harris - Simon Cameron House
John Harris-Simon Cameron House Nov 10.JPG
John Harris-Simon Cameron House, November 2010
Simon Cameron House is located in Pennsylvania
Simon Cameron House
Location 219 S. Front St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°15′24″N 76°52′44″W / 40.25667°N 76.87889°W / 40.25667; -76.87889Coordinates: 40°15′24″N 76°52′44″W / 40.25667°N 76.87889°W / 40.25667; -76.87889
Area less than one acre
Built 1766[2]
Architect John Harris, Jr.
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001620[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 20, 1973
Designated NHL May 15, 1975[4]
Designated PHMC August 23, 1946[3]

Simon Cameron House, also known as John Harris Mansion and the Harris-Cameron Mansion is a site in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The structure is one of the oldest buildings in Harrisburg and has undergone numerous additions and significant renovations since it was first constructed in 1766.[2] The house and family items were donated to the Historical Society of Dauphin County in 1941 and, along with a research library, is open for tours Monday through Thursday, at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. It is located in the Harrisburg Historic District.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion History Dauphin County Historical Society, Retrieved January 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "John Harris Mansion - PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "John Harris Mansion". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 

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