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St. Matthew Lutheran Church

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1925, Ritter and Shay. 123 N. Market St.

Although best known for their Moderne skyscrapers ( PH70, PH72), Ritter and Shay inserted a much smaller-scaled building sensitively into its existing urban context. It is the third building to stand on the site; the first was provided by the town's founder, Ludwig Eyer. The Gothic Revival church is constructed of randomly coursed quarry-faced brownstone that makes it look older than it is. In 1956, its Arts and Crafts interior was restored and a Sunday school was added.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Matthew Lutheran 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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