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Simon Cameron House & Bank

  • 28-30 E Main St. Middletown, PA 17057

Constructed in 1833, this 2.5 story brick Georgian style home located in Middletown is joined to a 2.5 story rubble stone bank building. The home was the primary residence of politician Simon Cameron from 1833 until 1850. Cameron served as Abraham Lincoln’s first Secretary of War and spent twenty years in the United States Senate. In 1832, Cameron also founded the Middletown Bank by charter of the Pennsylvania Legislature. Cameron’s four children, including son J. Donald who served in the U.S. Senate and became Secretary of War to President Grant, were born in this house. Both buildings retain many of their original features.