Market House Square

Market House Square (HMCTG)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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N 40° 12.07', W 77° 11.339'

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Walking Tour Stop 7

In their 1751 plan for Carlisle, the Penn family designated a portion of the Square to be used as a market. From 1751 until 1952 a market was held on this spot.

Markets were held twice a week, and were overseen by the Clerk of the Market who was required to attend with his scales to validate the weight of goods sold.

At least three market buildings stood here over the years. A 1760s map depicts an open-air building facing High Street. It was destroyed by a violent windstorm in 1836, and a similar structure replaced it the following year.

The last Market House, a grandiose Victorian structure, was built in 1878. Market business took place on the open first floor, while the second floor housed various Borough offices. Despie a valiant preservation effort by a group of townspeople and farmers, the building was demolished in 1952, making way for the "new" Court House.
Placed ByHistoric Carlisle, Inc
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 313690 N 4452382
Decimal Degrees40.20116667, -77.18898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.07', W 77° 11.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 4.20" N, 77° 11' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 S Hanover St, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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