The first part of Saturday September 22nd, we toured the Warehime-Myers Mansion in Hanover,PA; also owned by the Hanover Historical society. With admission to one of their properties, you got admission to the to the property as well. I love two for one sales and if its done with a historical site; its even better!
The Warehime-Myers Mansion was built for Clinton Myers of the Hanover Shoe Company. There is an identical mansion that was built for his partner a few streets away. These were gifts from the company to the owners to thank them for pulling the company back up to its previous glory. I would love a thank you present like that, hint hint. Just kidding (or am I?)…….
Construction started in 1911 and took three years. The Myers family lived in the house until 1997 when it was sold to Bill Warehime. He had grown up across the street from the mansion and when he could, he snapped it up! The interesting fact about Mr. Warehime, he never lived in the home. He used it to entertain. He was able to purchase some original pieces of furniture from a local auction but mostly the house was decorated by Mr. Warehime.
The details all over the house are staggering! The dining room even still has it original silk damask fabric on the walls. The wood floors through out the mansion have the Greek key design and the original stairway runner still exists (thought it is not on the stairs anymore).
Lydia Ann and Mary Ella had a great time exploring this wonderful home. If you want more information on this site, check out their site here. If you want to see the other site that the Hanover Historical society runs go here.