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Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School

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2001, 7 Group
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Most of the remainder of the Shippensburg campus is the usual desultory array of statesponsored buildings—an admonitory lesson for every college that seeks its own identity. Breaking out of this mold is the engaging Luhrs elementary school with its obvious references to the sprightly modern of the Venturi office. This work from a small firm from Kutztown, who are still imbued with the Pennsylvania character of making buildings look like what they are, makes it worth pushing farther into the campus beyond the front ring of buildings.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School", [Shippensburg, 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, 370-370.

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