WPA Architectural Models : Recreations of Historical and Significant Places
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Old Derry Church
Old Derry Church/WPA Museum Extension Harrisburg Unit 5
"Old Derry Church" located on the front of the base.
"WPA Museum Extension Harrisburg Unit 5" located on the right side of the base.

The Old Derry Church is located near Hershey, and was the old Derry Presbyterian Church. It had been a church since 1733. The building is located in Derry Township in a place where many of the first to settle in the area were Scottish and Irish Presbyterians. The Derry Church was one of the first churches erected in 1729 by the Scottish and Irish immigrants. The building served as a church until in 1883 when the attendance became low and the building was seen as too dilapidated for any further use. The church was torn down and all documents were moved afterward. Soon after a Memorial Church was built in replacement of the Old Derry Church and has been in use ever since.
[Jackie Miller, MU]
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Ceramic, Metal
H-4.5 W-5.75 L-5.5 inches
By WPA PA probably in 1930s. Set was in the education museum of M.S.T.C., probably on the Campus Elementary School which is now called the Retan Center, until transferred to Warren L. MIller Elementary School after it was built in 1972. Most recent location was in WLM school library.
Warren L. Miller Elementary School
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