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First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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1900, John A. Dempwolf. 100 E. High St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

That Carlisle's Germans were firmly in the circle of York is evident in this commission to Dempwolf. Unlike the dark hues of his nineteenth-century work, here he adopted the orange brick and yellow sandstone that became fashionable around the turn of the century. But the building retains the customary German overlay of rich ornament that suggests Viennese confections both architectural and culinary.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "First Evangelical Lutheran Church", [Carlisle, 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, 365-365.

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