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First Presbyterian Church

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1891, Charles W. Bolton. 345 S. Market St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The original Presbyterian church was a Georgian chapel built on the site of the Yorks house ( CO10); it gave way to a Greek temple by Napoleon LeBrun, who was building the courthouse (see CO7) at the same time. The present church is Victorian Gothic in its colorful Hummelstown brownstone laid in random courses but its style looks to the later historical revivals. Mathias Geist of Pottstown was the builder. The nearby Romanesque Revival building (1893) at 401 S. Market Street was the general store of the Snyder and Magee company.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "First Presbyterian Church", [Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 499-499.

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