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Stop 05: State Banking House

  • Overview

    On the evening of March 4, 1825, Lafayette was lodged at the State Banking House, the residence of Duncan MacRae, esq., which was located on this site. The bank was an imposing structure of heavy stonework and brick. Shortly after arriving, Lafayette appeared on the balcony where citizens were assembled below and was saluted by the military. He then dined in the company of Governor Burton, the several committees, and some of the oldest citizens of the town. This site is now the location of the old Cumberland County Courthouse. The bronze marker can be found on the ground to the left of the stairs.

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    Next Stop: Turn around on Franklin Street and head back towards the roundabout. Make almost a full circle and turn right onto Hay Street. Continue on Hay Street until you reach Donaldson Street. The old Lafayette Hotel is located on your left.

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