Warehime-Myers, Hanover's other mansion, opens its doors to the...

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The main staircase of the Warehime-Myers Mansion can be seen on tours of the house.

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Since: Dec 07

Arlington, VA

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Jun 15, 2008
 
The big kitty cats out front are tacky and should disappear some dark night. The poofter colors also detract from the subdued style in that house before it was bought by Warehime. I'm anxious to see it.
Gladys Reitzel Lippy

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Jun 16, 2008
 
I lived in Hanover during my school years and fondly remember the Sheppard/Myers Mansions. Although I never was inside them, my dad Clyde Reitzel,a butcher, served the meat they ate.
He always entered through the servants entrance, he was impressed by the size of the home. I often wondered just how cozy a home that size could be? I'm glad the homes are being restored as so many antiques are being destroyed.
Jaime Rabin

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Jun 16, 2008
 
I agree with Mr. Spangler's post. Those lions are horrible and totally detract from the classiness of the mansion.

Since: Dec 07

Hanover, PA

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Jun 16, 2008
 
I have to agree with Jeff Spangler. The mansion lost it's style and class when Warehime bought it. Suddenly there were holiday flags and decorations flying out front, along with those lions. And the "stained glass" in the sun porch looks like nothing more than the fake glass paint (I don't understand that change. why do it? It's not original to the home. Now that the Historical Society owns it I think it should be returned to it's original appearance, inside and outside. I also think the mansion should be referred to as the "Myers Mansion". Warehime didn't build it, he simply bought it, never lived in it. Don't get me wrong, it's a very generous gift to the community and something he didn't have to do. But why make those ridiculous changes to it's appearance?
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Jun 16, 2008
 
The mansion on Frederick Street is what you would expect - beautiful wall coverings, original lighting, etc. I know I will be disappointed with the one on Baltimore St. with the tacky colors, etc. Yep, I vote for trying to take it back to its original charm and HISTORIC beauty.
Hanover Taxpayer

Dover, PA

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Jun 16, 2008
 
OK Let me think. I am going to pay $8 to go and look at some dusty nick nacks. Yea right.

Since: Dec 07

Hanover, PA

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Jun 16, 2008
 
Hanover Taxpayer wrote:
OK Let me think. I am going to pay $8 to go and look at some dusty nick nacks. Yea right.
You just don't get it. This home and it's twin, the Sheppard Mansion have alot of significance for the town of Hanover.

I really feel that Mr. Warehime ruined the historical integrity of the Myers Mansion.
Common Tater

Harrisburg, PA

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Jun 16, 2008
 

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Born and forever Hanoverian and I agree it should be the MYERS mansion and restored to original. I know Mr. Warehime had some eccentric tastes and it was reflected on the mansion's appearance, but since it is a historic building, shouldn't it be restored as such?
Joe

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Jun 16, 2008
 
I'm just guessing, but I would bet that the gift included the caveat that the Warehime name be tacked onto it. I have never seen such a curious case of hubris coupled with insecurity than I have with Bill Warehime and his nephew Michael. Money does not equal class.
Kelsey

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#10
Nov 6, 2008
 
Hello. I was wondering if I could have farther information about how to rent out the mansion for a day for a party. If you could get back at me asap, it'd be greatly apperciated. Thank you.
Kelsey

Harrisburg, PA

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Nov 6, 2008
 
Btw. e-mail address is kelseysersen@yahoo.com,

thank you again.
Kelsey.
Juan Numero Uno

Harrisburg, PA

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#12
Nov 8, 2008
 
Shouldn't the land be put to better use? How about tearing it down and building a strip mall?
Juan Numero Uno

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#13
Nov 8, 2008
 
Or how about a medical center? Or how about low income housing?
Common Tater

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Nov 9, 2008
 
Juan Numero Uno wrote:
Shouldn't the land be put to better use? How about tearing it down and building a strip mall?
Jerk.

Since: Nov 08

Harrisburg, PA

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Nov 9, 2008
 
Common Tater wrote:
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Jerk.
Why, thank you.
do you know

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#16
Nov 9, 2008
 
Do you know how many underpaid employees of the old Hanover Shoe Factory, owned by Sheppard and Myers helped pay for these two hugh mansions to be built? Ask any oldtimer.
polly

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Nov 9, 2008
 
do you know wrote:
Do you know how many underpaid employees of the old Hanover Shoe Factory, owned by Sheppard and Myers helped pay for these two hugh mansions to be built? Ask any oldtimer.
The employees were not FORCED to work in the factory. They had a job and chose to work there. It put food on their tables too!
Party On Dudes

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Nov 9, 2008
 
jillkl wrote:
The mansion on Frederick Street is what you would expect - beautiful wall coverings, original lighting, etc. I know I will be disappointed with the one on Baltimore St. with the tacky colors, etc. Yep, I vote for trying to take it back to its original charm and HISTORIC beauty.
We used to have parties in the one on Fredrick St back when it was vacant and I was in High School. We did not break in since I had keys to get in it then. Oh the good ol' days!
do you know

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Nov 9, 2008
 
polly wrote:
<quoted text> The employees were not FORCED to work in the factory. They had a job and chose to work there. It put food on their tables too!
You're right, they did not have to work there. But that does not negate the fact that they ( S and M ) kept the wages low all over town. The very rich can dictate wages in a small town when they own it.
Did you know that they kept Unions out of Hanover for years.
Were you around in the 30s 40s and50s? There weren't too many large industries (with unions) around here then. In YORK, but not HANOVER! The 'BOYS' kept them out so they wouldn't have to pay their own employees more. Where else could you go for a better job in Hanover? There were none.
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#20
Nov 9, 2008
 
to comon tater,

Your a jerk

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