Alexander Hamilton House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Alexander Hamilton House
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library
Alexander Hamilton House is located in Pennsylvania
Alexander Hamilton House
Alexander Hamilton House is located in the United States
Alexander Hamilton House
Location45 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°45′18″N 77°34′35″W / 39.75500°N 77.57639°W / 39.75500; -77.57639Coordinates: 39°45′18″N 77°34′35″W / 39.75500°N 77.57639°W / 39.75500; -77.57639
Area0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built byBittinger, Mr.
Architectural styleGeorgian, Georgian vernacular
NRHP reference No.80003501[1]
Added to NRHPJune 27, 1980

The Alexander Hamilton House is a historic home located at 45 East Main Street in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. It is now operated as the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library. The house and library are named for Alexander Hamilton, a local Waynesboro land speculator and wagon maker who owned the house. It remained in his family for a century. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 1980.[1]

Built around 1816 by John Bittinger, the two-story, five-bay Georgian-style, 16-room brick house has dual fireplace chimneys. It was purchased by Waynesboro's Alexander Hamilton (not the Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill) in 1842. The house remained in the family until the 1943 death of Hamilton's granddaughter, Jane Stover Yost. She bequeathed the property to the Borough of Waynesboro for the town's first permanent public library.[2]

The McCleary house, once located on the east side of the library, was demolished to make way for a library wing added in 1987. The back yard contains a summer kitchen from the Hamilton era. It also has some old gristmill grinding stones donated by Sammy Stoner. The brick courtyard and flower gardens are open to visitors.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Richard A. Miller (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Alexander Hamilton House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-04.

External links[edit]