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Oldest Buildings in Pennsylvania

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  • Dr. John Julius LeMoyne de Villiers (c.1760 - 1847)
    88. Dr. John Julius LeMoyne de Villiers: b. 1760 near Paris, France; to Gallipolis, OH; to Washington Co., PA, 1796; French royalist refugee; d. 1847 Notes From Wikipedia F. Julius LeMoyne House ...
  • Mordecai Lincoln, II (1686 - 1736)
    MORDECAI7 LINCOLN, JR. (MORDECAI6, SAMUEL5, EDWARD4, RICHARD3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born April 24, 1686 in Hingham, MA, and died December 1736 in Amity, PA. He married (1) MARY. He married (2) HANNA...
  • John Harris, founder of Harrisburg, PA (1673 - 1748)
    . John Harris, Sr. (1673 – December 1748) emigrated from Britain to America late in the 17th century. Harris would later settle and establish Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, which bears his nam...
  • William M. Meredith, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1799 - 1873)
    William Morris Meredith (June 8, 1799 – August 17, 1873) was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1812. ...
  • James Buchanan, Jr., 15th President of the USA (1791 - 1868)
    James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the United States from 1857–1861 and the last to be born in the 18th century. To date he is the only presid...

Much of the history of Pennsylvania- and the US- can be found in the stories of the state's oldest buildings, and the people associated with them. Profiles to be added to this project can be the builders, owners, or inhabitants of the buildings. Or perhaps the people were connected through their professional lives or work.

When adding a profile to the project please include the building the person is associated with and their connection to it in the "About Me" section of the profile. Add links and sources, and interesting information if possible.

Check project photos for buildings in the project. For example, Rev. Jacob Duche was added to the project for his association with Christ Church and Carpenter's Hall, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Oldest buildings can include those found in these resources: