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The Homestead



1201 Homestead Lane

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About the Homestead

Here, members of the 2014 Student Government Association continue the tradition of posing on the front steps of The Homestead.

Originally constructed in 1826, The Homestead was the birthplace of Milton Hershey in 1857 and where he built the experimental chocolate factory to perfect his milk chocolate formula.

Milton and Catherine Hershey lived here from 1905 until 1908 while their permanent home, High Point Mansion, was under construction.  The Homestead also served as the first school building and residence for the boys of the Hershey Industrial School in 1910.

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