First Lady Caroline Harrison

First Lady Caroline Harrison (HM2D2A)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46202 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.045', W 86° 9.27'

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First President General NSDAR

Caroline Scott Harrison (1832-1892), wife of President Benjamin Harrison, advocated for the arts and worked to expand women's influence outside the home. She was active in charity work in Indiana and Washington, D.C., including 30 years on the Indianapolis Orphans Asylum board of managers. She campaigned to gain women's admission to John Hopkins Medical School, 1890.

As First Lady (1889-1892), Harrison promoted preserving the White House and its collections. She secured congressional funds to direct renovations modernizing the interior, saved historic furnishings, and founded the White House China Collection. She served as President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution from 1890 until death.
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HM NumberHM2D2A
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, and the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter NSDAR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 572398 N 4404134
Decimal Degrees39.78408333, -86.15450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.045', W 86° 9.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 2.7000000000001" N, 86° 9' 16.2" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis IN 46202, US
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