Blair County Historical Society - Altoona, PA
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N 40° 29.427 W 078° 24.540
17T E 719588 N 4485419
Quick Description: Baker Mansion was built in the 1840's. It is currently being restored and run as a museum by the Historical Society.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2021 5:17:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM15EM1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The three story building is in the Greek Revival style. Elias Baker, an Ironmaster, had the house built.

In 1922 the Blair County Historical Society leased the building to run as a Museum. In 1941 the Society was able to purchase the Museum. In 2001 the exterior was returned to its original appearance.

The interior is also being restored. The double parlor has been restored in 2015.

The Baker Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

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The Historical Society facilitates school field trips for historical education programs. There are public programs with local history topics.
3419 Oak Lane
Altoona, PA

Web Address: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation: Not listed

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