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Paxton Presbyterian Church

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1740; 1930 restored, R. Brognard Okie. 3500 Sharon St., near N. Paxtang Ave., 3 miles southeast of Harrisburg
  • (John K. Robinson)
  • (John K. Robinson)

Among the earliest relics of the Scots Presbyterians is this stone meetinghouse that served the original families of Harrisburg, including John Harris and William Maclay, both of whom are buried in the churchyard. The round-arched windows and door centered on the side are evident of the early date and mark the immediate spread of English Georgian forms to the frontier. The building was restored by Okie, who added the anachronistic slate roof and interior finishes.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Paxton Presbyterian Church", [Paxtang, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 351-351.

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