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A. W. Himes Residence

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1888–1890, John A. Dempwolf. 104 Lincoln Way W (U.S. 30)
  • (Photograph by Sally Shackleford)
  • (Photograph by Sally Shackleford)
  • (Photograph by Sally Shackleford)
  • (Photograph by Sally Shackleford)

A broad porch infills the corner of this picturesquely conceived house, built for Alexander W. Himes and his wife Sarah Ellen Reed. Its upper levels offer a riotous display of York architect John Dempwolf's architectural repertoire with varied shingle textures in the multiple gables vying for attention with the Willis Hale–like two-sided oriel of the third-floor gable. Interior finishes in natural woods are hallmarks of the spread of the urban sophistication to the countryside.

The restored house served as a bed and breakfast for a time but is once again a private residence.



"A.W. Himes Residence." The J.A. Dempwolf Architectural Drawings Collection at the York County History Center (Pennsylvania).

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas



  • 1888

  • 2017


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George E. Thomas, "A. W. Himes Residence", [New Oxford, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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