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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Business Airport of Carlisle

228 PETERSBURG RD
Carlisle, PA 17013

The Business Airport of Carlisle, serves about 66% local general avaiation and the remainder is through traffic (or destination) aircraft.

Reports of the staff at the Carlisle Airport are very positive, showing that our area again has a genuine caring community, with a sense of humor.

The website in the link is not specifically for the airport itself, but the AirNav site which holds and updates technical information.

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.

Carlisle Regional Medical Center

Carlisle Regional Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource center committed to the delivery of consistent quality services in a fiscally responsible manner that meets the needs of patients, physicians, employees, and our community. We further commit to maintain an environment that encourages individual development, teamwork, and pride.

366 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17015
(717) 243-1900

Classic Drycleaners

Classic Drycleaners

Our friendly, knowledgeable garment experts are here to assist you and take extra special care with all your garment care needs. Once your clothes are left in our hands, you know you can trust that they’ll be carefully handled from start to finish.

Drycleaning
We offer both traditional per item drycleaning, as well as bulk drycleaning.

Expert Suede and Leather Cleaning, Repairs, and Alterations
Classic Drycleaners is the ONLY drycleaner in the central Pennsylvania area that processes their own suede and leather items.

Sipe Mower

Sipe Mower & Equipment was established in 1974 and has grown into the leading independent lawnmower, outdoor equipment, and small engine sales and service center in the Carlisle, PA area.

Tom Wilkins, the owner of Sipe Mower & Equipment has a priority in business and that is to provide their customers with friendly, quality service and the best parts & equipment at a fair price. Sipe Mower & Equipment has earned a reputation for providing excellent, quality service to their customers. They provide service and parts for a wide variety of home, yard, garden, outdoor, small engine products and manufacturers.

They take a personal interest in giving each customer great personal service, and are available to answer your questions to help make sure that you get the right equipment or part. The mechanics at Sipe Mower & Equipment will keep your mowers, trimmers, chain saws, blowers, edger’s, generators, even your go-cart and other motorized equipment tuned up and in great working condition.

99 West Main Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-7833

Letort Glass

Letort Glass occupies 2,000 square feet in a warehouse studio. The open floor plan is sky-lit directly over a large work table.  Customers enter the shop through a gallery of Deborah Feller’s (owner) finished stained glass work.  Expamples of fused and finished work of all kinds hangs from the ceiling and walls throughout.   All finished items are for sale as well as supplies for stained glass and fusing glass hobbists.   Class schedules are posted on the website.

405 N. East St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-218-8300