An auction held at Cordier Auctions that benefitted the Historic Harrisburg Association on April 12 raised more than $10,000. Highlights included a Currier & Ives National Union Republican Banner, printed in 1868 which sold for $1,200, two architectural elements from the former Harrisburg Telegraph Building that sold for $400, and a pair of brass end caps from the former state theater that sold for $225. More than 60 individuals and companies donated items, money, time, and refreshments for the event.
100% of the proceeds will benefit the Historic Harrisburg Association, whose mission is to advance sustainable communities, neighborhoods, and landmarks through education, advocacy, collaboration on issues of economic development, architectural and historic preservation, and cultural heritage tourism. Cordier Auctions donated the use of their facility and auctioneers at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg. An auction committee of volunteers also put in countless hours to organize and execute the event.
Additional information about the Historic Harrisburg Association can be found at www.historicharrisburg.com.