Swenson Plaza Flood Memorial

Swenson Plaza Flood Memorial (HM3S3)

Location: Harrisburg, PA 17101 Dauphin County
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N 40° 15.555', W 76° 53.067'

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The enlargement and beautification of Swenson Plaza, completed in 1999, was proposed and initiated by Mayor Stephen R. Reed during ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of Harrisburg's devastating 1972 Flood caused by Tropical Storm Agnes. As a riverfront gathering place and pedestrian gateway to Harrisburg and City Island, Swenson Plaza and the historic People's Bridge stand as reminders of this community's resilience and civic pride. To those whose leadership, service and courage are exemplified by that of Harrisburg's late Mayor Harold Swenson, this plaza is both a tribute to past deeds and an inspiration for the future.
Plaza funding provided by:
The People's Bridge Coalition
Historic Harrisburg Association
Riverfront People's Park Organization
The John Crain Kunkel Foundation
American Institute of Architects
Harold and Elsie Swenson Fund of the Greater Harrisburg Foundation
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
and hundreds of individual contributors, including many school children
The Honorable Stephen R. Reed, Mayor
The City of Harrisburg.

Dedicated September 15, 1999
HM NumberHM3S3
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 339749 N 4458235
Decimal Degrees40.25925000, -76.88445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.555', W 76° 53.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 33.30" N, 76° 53' 4.02" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17974 Capital Area Greenbelt, Harrisburg PA 17101, US
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