November 8 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1000 N. 6th Street ,
Join us this Sunday, November 8th at 1:30 for:
Swallow Mansion Pop-up Preservation Seminar
Historic Harrisburg is hosting a brief Pop-Up Preservation Seminar at the historic “Swallow Mansion,” 1000 N. 6th Street (corner of 6th & Boas Sts.) on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 PM. The long-vacant property has been acquired and restored by a team of investors that includes Harrisburg native sons and professional football plyers LeSean and LeRon McCoy. Matt Long, of Harrisburg Commercial Interiors, the project’s general contractor, will conduct the seminar, explaining how the property was rescued from the brink of collapse, rehabbed and reconfigured into three modern, spacious apartments.
The Swallow Mansion is a cornerstone of the recently branded “Jackson Square” revitalization project, that includes the recently restored Calobe Jackson homestead at 1002 N. 6th Street, the Old Original Jackson House restaurant at 1004 N. 6th Street, and the renowned Jackson House hostelry at 1006 N. 6th Street, which accommodated such international celebrities as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Louis. Together, these historic buildings comprise the last surviving remnant of the once-thriving African-American business district that spanned N. 6th Street during much of the 20th century. Restoration of the latter property will commence in the coming weeks under the teamwork of the McCoy brothers and Long.
The Pop-Up Preservation Seminar is open to the public, free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Interior touring will be limited to the first 25 persons who register, due to pandemic precautions. For additional information contact Historic Harrisburg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.233.4646.