Carlisle Pennsylvania – Information

Carlisle Pennsylvania – Information

Here is a quick list of information and resources for Carlisle. You can also find more by searching (using the search box at the top of the page).

Official Borough Sources
Carlisle Police : 717-243-5252
Carlisle Borough
Carlisle School District

Utilities
Electric: PP&L
Natural Gas: UGI
Water/Sewer: Contact the Borough (link above)
Telephone: Embarq

Organizations
Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Carlisle Association

Dickinson College
Penn State Dickinson School of Law

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Infinity Print Graphics

Infinity Print Graphics offers a full range of services to help you look your best in any printed communication. Our staff is trained to find the most economical way to produce the results you want.

Come to us for your brochures, postcards, ad specialties, stationery, business cards, newsletters or flyers. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

121 N. Pitt St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717 249-8542

The Molly Pitcher Frock

The Molly Pitcher Frock

Like people, buildings have their history.  The 44 North Bedford, home to Bedford Street Antiques, is no different.  The northern, three-story section of Bedford Street Antiques was originally a church.  Completed by the First Lutheran Church in 1852 at a cost of $7,122.50, glimpses of the original architecture can be found throughout the three floors.  During the Confederate Invasion of Carlisle, the church was struck twice. One shell landed in the supports of the roof without exploding.   Attendance was down until the shell was removed!

When the congregation built its present church on the corner of E. High and S. Bedford at the turn of the 1900s, the John W. Plank Company renovated the church into a factory for the manufacturing of women’s and children’s garments.  On the cutting edge of ready-to-wear day clothing, one of the company’s most successful lines was the one-piece cotton dress known as the “Molly Pitcher Frock.”  Plank’s garment business eventually became the Carlisle Garment Company in 1913.  In 1956, a 10,000 square foot building on the adjoining southern property was added for storage and shipping.  In its peak year of 1962, the company produced and shipped 175,464 dozen dresses and pajamas – that’s 72,105,505 pieces!  Total employment was about 300 with a payroll in 1963 of $650,000.  The company operated until 1976.

Molly Pitcher’s Poem

All day the great guns barked;
All day the big balls screeched and soared;
All day, ‘mid the sweating gunners grim,
Who toiled in their smoke-shroud dense and dim,
Sweet Molly labored with courage high,
With steady hand and watchful eye,
Till the day was ours, and the sinking sun
Looked down on the field of Monmouth won,
And Molly standing beside her gun.

Laura E. Richards

You can read Carlisle’s poem to Molly Pitcher on a visit to the Molly Pitcher Monument located in Carlisle’s Old Graveyard on East South St.
FYI: The statue of is a composite likeness of the descendants of Mary Hays McCauley, Carlisle’s Molly Pitcher.

Compliments of
Carlisle Guided Tours
Walking tours of Historic Carlisle
(717) 249-2926  (Not sure if they are still in business)

References:
Thompson, D.W. and Schaumann, Merri Lou. “Goodbye, Molly Pitcher,” Cumberland County History, Vol. 6, Number 1, Carlisle, PA, Cumberland County Historical Society,1989.

Echman, Walter. Program script on the history of the Carlisle Carpet Co., 1964.

Hoffer, Ann Kramer. Twentieth Century Thoughts-Carlisle: The Past Hundred Years, Carlisle, PA, Cumberland County Historical Society, 2002.

Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot, Founded in 1978 in Atlanta, GA, The Home Depot® is the world’s largest home improvement retailer. At the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2003, the company’s portfolio includes 1,707 stores, including 1,515 Home Depot stores in the United States, 102 Home Depot stores in Canada and 18 Home Depot stores in Mexico.

The company also operates 54 EXPO Design Centers, 5 HD Supply stores, 11 HD Landscape Supply stores, two Home Depot Floor Stores and businesses operating under The Home Depot Supply brand. The Home Depot is committed to offering the ultimate home improvement shopping experience. With about 40,000 different products, trademark customer service and guaranteed low prices, Home Depot stores cater to do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals.

1013 S Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-1771

the Clothesvine

the ClothesVine specializes in contemporary womens and juniors clothing, jewelry, accessories and gifts. We are currently located at 115 West High St., but will be relocating across the street at 134 West High St. at the end of Sept. 2005. Come see us for personalized service and our unique clothing that you won’t find in department stores.

134 West High Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-7909

IntegrityWorks Coaching

IntegrityWorks Coaching is a values-driven consulting company focused on planned and purposeful growth for individuals, teams and organizations, with a specific emphasis on sales training, sales and leader coaching, and outsourced sales management. The focus of our professional services is driven first by the development of people; followed by the creation and commitment to proven processes; leading to enhanced, lasting and measurable productivity; and finally resulting in profitable growth for individuals, teams and organizations.

14 Downing Street
Carlisle PA 17013
717-226-4306

Quest Custom Emboidery

Since 1995, right in downtown Carlisle, Quest Embroidery has been providing Embroidery and Screen Printing not only to area businesses, but around the country.  Quest is committed to the highest quality product, excellent pricing and fast turn-around for your company or personal needs.

“We Sew Singles, We Sew Hundreds!”

Embroidery, screen printing, gifts and other advertising specialties are available, and samples are on site.  Come on in and take a look around.