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Payne-Shoemaker Building

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1929, Clayton Lappley. N. 3rd and Pine sts.
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Harrisburg's twentieth-century boom led to the establishment of several architectural firms that supplanted Miller I. Kast and brought commercial modernism to the city. Lawrie and Green found a niche in public commissions, while Clayton Lappley was the principal commercial architect with a circuit of commissions that reached to Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and Lancaster. Here he essayed a blonde brick and limestone tower notable for its streamlined verticality and its crowning octagonal cupola containing the elevator penthouses. Lappley also designed Market Street Trust at 1006 Market Street (1921).

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Payne-Shoemaker Building", [Harrisburg, 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, 346-347.

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