Saturday, September 13, 2008

Asa Packer Mansion

Part two of Bad Photography Weekend: Jim Thorpe Style features the Asa Packer Mansion, near the Carbon County Courthouse.

Asa Packer was a philanthropist, railroad magnate, and founder of Lehigh University, according to the mansion's web site.

The mansion, with a cast iron frame, was built in 1861. Construction took two years and cost $14,000