City on the Hill is the work of an amateur photographer with a great passion for historic structures. My name is Phil, I have had an interest in history and architecture since I was very little. This website is my attempt at documenting one of the oldest hospitals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All contemporary photographs are my original work and can not be reproduced elsewhere without written permission. Most vintage and historical photos are reproductions from original photos taken at the PA State Archives and other locations. City on the Hill is not in any way affiliated with the Harrisburg State Hospital. The accuracy of the information displayed on the site is not guaranteed, the website is constantly updated to reflect the most accurate information possible. Do not contact us about directions to the hospital or the names of those to contact to gain permission to visit the hospital. Thanks, and enjoy the site. To contact me please see the Contact Page.

SELF PORTRAIT. Kitchen Basement. 2007

A Special thanks to the following people for helping to make this website possible...

Bill R.

William B.

John P.

Employees of the PA State Archives

SELF PORTRAIT. Isolation Ward, Eaton. 2007
Additional Info

Donations: Donate to City on the Hill

Prints & Originals: If you are interested in purchasing prints or full size originals of my photos you may contact me here.

Equipment: Currently I use a Canon 30D EOS digital SLR camera with an 18mm - 55mm Canon EF-S lens and a Sunpak 9002DX tripod. All photo editing is done in Adobe Photoshop CS4.



DISCLAIMER: This website is dedicated to the Harrisburg State Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. Inside you will find historical and present day information as well as photographs of the hospital. Please be aware that this is not the official website for the Harrisburg State Hospital. This website is intended for historical research and entertainment purposes only. This website and it's creator are not affiliated with the Harrisburg State Hospital or the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in any way. Opinions and information expressed with in are solely the views of the webmaster and may not share the views of current hospital management. All images presented on this website are the property of Thomas Industries and may not be reproduced, distributed, sold, or displayed anywhere else without written consent. Violations to any of the above will be procecuted to the full extent of the law.




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