Light's Fort


Light's Fort

Light's Fort was built in 1742 by Johness Licht (John Light). Light's Fort is the oldest standing building of any kind in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. fact|date=June 2008

The main uses of Light's Fort were house, Mennonite Meeting Hall, Indian fort and barn. During the Indian raids of the French and Indian Wars it was said to have housed and sheltered up to sixty families at once. In modern times it was an apartment for a short time.

The structure of Light's Fort is 30 feet (9.2m) by 40 feet (12.3m) it is built of local limestone and made in a Dutch hip roof style, it had three stories (but today only two still exist) and a basement made in an arch stone style.

Though that is what the structure looks like today there are no pictures, blueprints or sketches from the original time period. Today the building is missing half of the second story and all of the third though there is no documented reason for the sections of this structure missing. Other than this there is little information known about this historic landmark.

External links

* [http://www.pioneerfamily.com/Family/Fort2.htm Friends of Light's Fort]


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