Lane House (Mercersburg, Pennsylvania)

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Lane House
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Lane House (Mercersburg, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Lane House (Mercersburg, Pennsylvania)
Lane House (Mercersburg, Pennsylvania) is located in the United States
Lane House (Mercersburg, Pennsylvania)
Location14 N. Main St., Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°49′44″N 77°54′17″W / 39.82889°N 77.90472°W / 39.82889; -77.90472Coordinates: 39°49′44″N 77°54′17″W / 39.82889°N 77.90472°W / 39.82889; -77.90472
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #72001123[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 13, 1972
Designated PHMCJuly 2, 1953[2]

Lane House is a historic home located at Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1828, and is a ​2 12-story, five-bay, brick dwelling in the Federal-style. It was the birthplace of Harriet Lane (1830-1903), who served as hostess at the White House for her uncle James Buchanan from 1857 to 1861.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, it is located in the Mercersburg Historic District.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (August 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lane House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-04.