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Notes on the Geography of The Eastern United States: Harrisburg, Bellefonte, and Boalsburg: Photo 11

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Also about 1900, Harrisburg began building apartment houses. This was the grandest of them all, the five-story, 400-room Donaldson Flats, built by William Donaldson, an investor interested as well in paper, electricity, and banking. He lived here himself for decades, but after his death in 1929 the building was sold. It stayed in the new ownership for 40 years and was then bequeathed to Family and Childrens' Services, which gave it hard use. A few years later, in the late 1970s, the building was demolished, leaving only this portico, which leads to a tiny pretzel shop.

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