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St. Michael's Lutheran Church

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1806 with later alterations. 40 E. Main St.

The pilastered facade with a Palladian window in the gable and round-headed windows on the side elevations is based on Robert Smith's demolished Zion Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. The center door on the long facade refers to an earlier plan type with the pulpit opposite the entrance; a balcony around the east, north, and west walls; and the organ at the east end, leaving room for a Palladian window on the west wall. The present configuration with the sanctuary on the second story and church school on the first dates from the twentieth century.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "St. Michael's Lutheran Church", [Strasburg, 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, 312-312.

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