Fisher Place … Unusual Local Color

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I was walking down Frederick Street next to the Sheppard Mansion one day when some bright colors in a window caught my eye.  When I stopped to look and spotted the plaques on the house I was really baffled.  It was the Fisher Place, a pre-Civil War building from 1846.  Why did it have colorful Mexican gowns in the windows?

When I got back home I did a little research and found that the building had been donated to the Borough of Hanover in 1993 by Jane Fisher Sneddon with a stipulation that it be used to house local non-profits.  It is currently occupied by “The Hispanic American Center of Hanover”.

One comment

  1. Dee

    The gowns are pretty and the history interesting. When I lived in Georgia and Maryland I was in heaven with so many historic places.