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Oldest Buildings in Pennsylvania

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  • Albert Gallatin, 4th U.S. Sec'y of the Treasury (1761 - 1849)
    From wikipedia: children Catherine, Sophia, and Hanna Marie all died as infants. Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin ( January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, poli...
  • John Harris, founder of Harrisburg, PA (1673 - 1748)
    [ . Wikipedia] 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 h...
  • Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856 - 1931)
    Edward Goodrich Acheson (March 9, 1856 – July 6, 1931) was an American chemist. Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, he was the inventor of carborundum, and later a manufacturer of carborundum and graph...
  • 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...

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: